Dim Sum. Something I haven’t had for a while. It was 1:30pm on a Saturday afternoon and since we had to go to Costco right after, we didn’t want to travel far. I wasn’t sure if it would be packed at Ginger Beef but thought we should try our luck anyway. Imagine my surprise when there was a few free tables and we got seated right away! As I’ve mentioned in my previous reviews, I don’t quite like the dinner here but don’t mind the dim sum. I noticed they have raised their prices slightly but portion sizes was not compromised at all. Unfortunately I forgot to grab the receipt so I may be off with the prices… I’m basing them from my memory. The prices on their website has not been updated.
Here’s what we ordered today:
Baked Custard Buns – $4.50
These have the sweet yellow custard filling inside, and also topped with the custard coating. They were soft, warm and sweet.
Pan Fried Rice Rolls in Soy Sauce – $3.75
This is my favorite rice roll dish here! These were quickly pan fried with bean sprouts and flavored with soy sauce. Nice and simple.
Deep Fried Shrimp Balls – $5.25
Ack. I thought my BlackBerry took better pictures than my iPhone but I guess not. These shrimp balls were coated with fried noodles and came with a sweet and sour sauce for dipping. Our family loves the one on a crab claw where it’s normally served during dinner and these ones are pretty much the same thing.
Siu Mai – $5.00
I love how meaty these were and the entire piece was jam packed with pork and shrimp.
Shredded Pork and Century Egg congee – $5.75
I didn’t try this, but everyone said it was good.
Beef Short Ribs in Black Pepper Sauce – $5.25
Fatty short ribs in a black pepper sauce that has a bit of kick to it. There’s not that many pieces so there wasn’t enough!
Steamed Chicken with Fish Maw – $5.25
This is one of my favorite dim sum dishes here.
Steamed Assorted Meat Dumpling (fun gor) – $4.50
These are another variation of Chiu Chow fun gor and the main ingredient seems to be shrimp, rather than peanuts/chestnuts/ground pork like you would find in an actual Chiu Chow fun gor. I didn’t really like this – I would rather eat ha gao (shrimp dumpling).
Service has improved and I have to say it’s better than other Chinese restaurants. Food comes out quite fast too.