Do you find yourself scrambling to find a good dim sum restaurant every Sunday? Well, if you’re Asian and Sunday happens to be family day, then likely but even if you’re not, you might find some benefit in knowing where you can get the best dim sum in Vancouver.
Western Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant:
Parking is at a premium with only a few spots right behind the restaurant so you will have to park on the street. This is a rather cozy restaurant, there won’t be much space between you and other patrons so as of right now, even though they have limited seating, I recommend doing take out. My must haves whenever I eat at Western Lake are their prawn dumplings (Har Kau) and pork and shrimp dumplings (Shao Mai) but you really can’t go wrong with whatever you order. The portions and taste will have you going back regularly.
Sun Sui Wah:
There is underground parking which is helpful when it’s raining. The restaurant is quite spacious so it allows for a more comfortable dine in experience. I recommend their steam creamy egg yolk bun and durian pastry. I know durian is an acquired taste – it took me a few times to appreciate it – but once you do, goodness, you’re seeking good places that offer this.
Golden Swan Restaurant:
There is parking right in front of the restaurant but it’s generally fully packed so you will have to find street parking. The restaurant is roomy, not super big, but definitely spacious enough for you to be comfortable. The main draw of Golden Swan is that they still offer push cart service – I don’t know why I love that so much but I find it to be super neat. I recommend getting their congee especially when they sprinkle the crunchy flakes on it – tastes so good.
There is metered parking right in front but it is rather limited so make sure to drop off your party in front while you go search for a spot in the neighbourhood. If you’re vegetarian and love dim sum, Po Kong is the restaurant for you. This is a very casual place and if you’re not into that, you might want to stick to take out. For those who are trying to switch to being a vegetarian or are a flexitarian, you’re not going to be disappointed.
Neptune Palace Seafood Restaurant:
You won’t have any problems finding parking given there’s a parkade here. With regards to ambiance – I absolutely love this place. I know it’s all about flavour, however presentation helps and I find some of their dishes are just too cute not to order like their deep fried taro with BBQ duck. Also give their dim sum desserts a try.
Hope this helps you the next time you’re searching for a great dim sum restaurant in Vancouver.