Dim Sum Gallery

These Dim Sum dishes illustrate different interpretations of the classics, as well as interesting new creations, with descriptions and critiques included. They may be browsed for inspiration and you may use the images freely for your own purposes as long as you credit Sybaritica with a back link to the source.

Squid Grilled at Ken's Japanese Restaurant in Ottawa

Squid Grilled at Ken's Japanese Restaurant in Ottawa

Squid Grilled at Ken’s Japanese Restaurant in Ottawa

I enjoyed many decent meals at Ken’s Japanese Restaurant in Ottawa before they finally closed their doors for good. Some of the best dishes served to me were grilled appetizer specialties, notable their Grilled Salmon Collar, and their Grilled Sanma. The Grilled Squid dish pictured above wasn’t one of their best efforts, but I still enjoyed it very much.

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Shrimp Stuffed Wings at the Taste of Saigon in Yellowknife

Shrimp Stuffed Wings at the Taste of Saigon in Yellowknife

Shrimp Stuffed Wings at the Taste of Saigon in Yellowknife

I have previously reviewed some of the excellent dishes I have enjoyed at the Taste of Saigon Restaurant in Yellowknife, notably their very nice Beef Satay Skewers. The appetizer you see pictured above was something of a novelty to me, being Chicken Wings with a stuffing of Shrimp, but they were every bit as good.

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Peanut Butter Dumplings at the Floata Seafood Restaurant in Vancouver

Peanut Butter Dumplings at the Floata Seafood Restaurant in Vancouver

Peanut Butter Dumplings at the Floata Restaurant in Vancouver

I wasn’t terribly impressed with the Floata Seafood Restaurant in Vancouver’s Chinatown. It was touted as an award-winning establishment but my experience there was not gratifying and readers may recall my less than glowing review of their Honey Barbecued Pork. The dumplings you see pictured above were a little better than their dismal Pork appetizer but, really, not by all that much.

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Gỏi Cuốn at the Taste of Saigon Restaurant in Yellowknife

Gỏi Cuốn at the Taste of Saigon Restaurant in Yellowknife

Gỏi Cuốn at the Taste of Saigon Restaurant in Yellowknife

The appetizer you see pictured above is a Vietnamese Spring Roll known as Gỏi Cuốn. They will be available on the menu of just about any Vietnamese Restaurant you can find, but you also encounter them in other Asian and non-Asian Restaurants. Personally, when it comes to Spring Rolls in general, I tend to prefer the hot, deep-fried variety, and I am not always keen on the cold types. The variety served to me at the Taste of Saigon Restaurant in Yellowknife, however, was pretty good, even if the dipping sauce was a little unusual.

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