Sunday, 2 June 2013

Dragon Boat Fusion Cuisine

Dragon Boat Fusion Cuisine used to be one of my favourite dimsum places in the GTA
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The restaurant is located on East Beaver Creek in an area that's predominantly commercial - if I didn't know where it was, I'd probably have a difficult time finding it. Also, parking is a hassle at the restaurant since it doesn't seem like there's enough and people have had their cars towed away in a nearby parking lot.
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Dim sum special!
Lunch menu
Pineapple bun filled with bbq pork
It's called a pineapple bun, but there's no pineapple in it. Instead, the top crust is cooked to a golden-brown colour and checkered thereby resembling a pineapple. The bun is usually pretty sweet, but when you add in the BBQ pork, it gets more of a savoury taste. 

Steamed oxtail with bean curd sheet in garlic
The dish sounded like it would be more salty and full-flavoured with the garlic. However, this dim sum dish was actually kind of sweet. The meat wasn't as tender as I would have liked, but it was okay.

Pumpkin congee
It was thinner than the usual congee and had a nice hint of pumpkin flavour.

BBQ pork in puff pastry

Beef tendons
I like it when beef tendons are soft and not very chewy and this dish wasn't quite there. The peppers were actually hot (so much for thinking it was just a garnish).

Steamed sticky rice with chicken wrapped in lotus leaf and har gow (in the back)

The sticky rice was okay - the restaurant used to serve two large wraps in the same dim sum container and now they serve three. I think it was better in the past when they went quality instead of quantity.
Har Gow

Rice noodle roll wrapped around youtiao (fried bread stick) with shredded meat
It's really nice with soy sauce.

Deep fried shrimp balls
The shrimp balls were crispy and packed solid with shrimp - delicious

Dumpling in soup
The broth was really nice and the dumpling was huge and filled with lots of goodies like Chinese mushroom cubes, ground beef, shrimp and some vegetables.

Dragon Boat Festival Rice Dumpling
A traditional staple near Dragon Boat Festival time - it's a pyramid of sticky and salty rice. There's usually a cooked egg yolk inside.

Spring rolls with coriander, Chinese mushrooms and carrots.
I wasn't a big fan of this...I still think Vietnamese spring rolls are the best.

Siu mai
You can never really go wrong with siu mai and har gow at dim sum.

Overall: Decent dim sum and for a reasonable price. The restaurant is huge and yet, you could still wait 1/2 hour for a table, but the service is fast.

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