The Mega Dim Sum


I must apologize for not being able to meet any readers so far. I have a lot of family members in Toronto and since this is my first time here, they all want to see me. As much as I want to do a meet and greet with Toronto readers, family has to come first. Yesterday, all the relatives gathered together at the Very Fair Chinese Seafood Restaurant for a mega dim sum fest. And I do mean fest!

We had over 30 family members showed up to sample over 100 dim sum dishes. Many of the dim sum dishes were off the menu items because the owner of the restaurant kept making up new items for us to try. I almost felt like a Ginnie pig.

Being a Sunday, the restaurant was jam packed, with a line up going out the door. Lucky for us we made reservations the day before. Normally, you still have to wait even if you make reservation, but our tables were reserved and waiting for us when we arrive. No doubt the owner heard I was in town and wanted to lay on the VIP treatment. You don’t want to know how much Dim Sum for 30+ cost. Here’s a sampling of some of the dishes.

















54 thoughts on “The Mega Dim Sum”

  1. Gdog says:

    Oh man, you are eating up a storm. How does it compare to Ricemond dim sum?

    1. Babak says:

      Aaaaugh !! John, you’re killin’ me!!!

      Now I’ve got to go to Chinatown to get me some dimsum.


      ps where is “Very Fair” anyway?

    2. uncle sha says:

      He’s trying to make us not only ‘evil’ but also putting on some pounds … haha

      1. Jonix says:

        i agree with you :mrgreen:

        this food…man… let’s eat!!

    3. Dave says:

      I’ve never had dim sum. I bet it’s good though.

  2. Some of the stuff looks yummy and some kinda what I’d be afraid to try ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Dave says:

      I agree ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I think I would try it anyway, because it might be tasty ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I love your site. I’ve been coming everyday so I put you in my top 5 Blogs Rising at Blogger-Rising.Blogspot.Com. I used to work at 5 Spice in Burlington, VT and they had a great Sunday Dim Sum. The owners sold it and the place nearly burned down but I got a great picture of the neon DimSum sign blinking in the rain. Check it out, I’ll post it right now. Thanks again for your great advice. ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. My mouth is watering… Those prawns and spiffy, round, poofy white eggy yellow things look tasty too. Sorry about my technical language – food experts generall use such complicated phrases. ๐Ÿ˜ณ

  5. Jane May says:

    Who picked up the tab??? You John???

    1. Gath says:

      Maybe the restaurant owner provided it for free in exchange for publicity? ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. I wouldn’t be surprised anymore if that were the case; probably the same guy who gave John that hot GPS device, too! ๐Ÿ˜†

    2. Dave says:

      My bet is John did ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Marc says:

    Pretty cool to have the owner giving you new stuff. Though I have to say very little of it looks appetizing to me. Then again I have pretty bland tastes ๐Ÿ™‚

    It’s great that you were able to see so much family at once ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m sure the Toronto readers understand.

    Glad to see you’re enjoying the vacation John!

    1. Matt Jones says:

      Yeah! What are those things wrapped in leaves John? ๐Ÿ˜•

    2. Dave says:

      Family first! that’s the best policy ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Derrich says:

    HA! I didn’t read this until AFTER lunch this time. So, none of it looks good.

    Ok. All of it looks good. ๐Ÿ™

  8. Eye_carl says:

    Oh my god, I thought I was lucky living 10 minutes away from downtown Los Angeles, but looking at these pics I am definitely jealous!

  9. Matt Jones says:

    Those Prawns look really good :mrgreen:

  10. Some of that looks yummy!
    Some of it looks like pieces of brain ๐Ÿ˜›

    1. Gath says:

      I can always use some extra brains.

      1. Dave says:

        Mmmmmmmm, Brains….

  11. Reminds me of my dinners in Shanghai,Beijing and Hong Kong! Thanks for the delicious memories!

    Adrienne Zurub

  12. Jack says:

    wow… look delicious.
    ๐Ÿ™ i just woke up and i feel ery hungry now. i have to cook instant noodles now. argh.. i wish to eat those dim sum now. grr…

  13. Rosie says:

    I love the variety of Chinese food out in Toronto! YUM!

    1. Dave says:

      There is a Chinese place in the small town I live , and people come from Toronto (about an hour away) to try the food.

      It’s not really traditional I don’t think, more like Chinese food turned into fast food heh

  14. James says:

    Looks real good. Even the squid.

  15. jake says:

    30 family members? Wow!

  16. Simon says:

    I like my food but that looks bloody awful!

  17. Simon says:

    Must be funny eating with you john, coz before you can touch the food the camera gets passed round to take these lovely snapshots!

  18. Thomas says:

    I enjoy Chinese food, but must admit haven’t seen any dishes like that in my little city of Charlottetown … must make a note to try some on my next business venture to Toronto.

  19. blogdinero says:

    some times i tink you do this on bad proposit, or like we say at central america “solo por joder” :mrgreen:

  20. It’s amazing you can make money taking pictures of dim sum! Who would of guessed.

    1. Dave says:

      That’s because John = evil

  21. Bob Buskirk says:

    I would only eat pics 1,8 & 9. John you eat some weird stuff!

  22. DormEarning says:

    I don’t know what all of that stuff is, but would you fund a trip for me so I can try every last thing there? It looks so…different and has such an odd look to it, but my GOD it looks like it’d be delicious.

  23. Jacob says:

    I have to agree with DormEarning. That food really does look good.

  24. Sheena says:

    The very first dish, I was drooling :shock:. Then I scrolled down to the rest and it went downhill from there. ๐Ÿ™

    1. Dave says:

      It wasn’t that bad, expand your horizons! ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. I wonder what’s inside the leaf wraps…other than that, I think they all look tasty. The 9th dish isn’t chicken feet, is it?

  26. Cindy says:

    Yummy! It’s been a while since I last had dim sum, I think it was in HK ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. I consider dim sum to be a comfort food; there’s chocolate, there’s mama’s good old home cooking, there’s fast food, and then there’s dim sum. ๐Ÿ˜€

  28. More food posts, I am surprised you aren’t fat.

    1. Martin says:

      yeah, i was always wondering about that. the only idea i came to is that John only pictures the food and stay behind eating some healthy versions of these menus ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Burgers, tartare, dips…John sure loves his beef though. For someone as evil as he is, I don’t think he even has time to stick to “just healthy.” ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  29. Simonne says:

    Hey, I love Chinese food. I’ve spent some time in China and I was really impressed with the taste, aroma and variety of their meals. And it is something strange: no matter how much you eat, you don’t get fat.

    1. I think it’s because their food are relatively healthier compared to Western cuisine. That, and they walk a lot — I hear it’s great exercise. ๐Ÿ˜†

  30. Wow! That’s awesome feast you have there!

    You r so evil, John!

    The looks of these pics just make my stomach growls again! ๐Ÿ˜€

  31. People says:

    What kind of shit is show on pics? I would not yeat that shit even its free. Disgusting!

    1. blogdinero says:

      Hey John, whatยดs the name of the thid`s photo? at Central America is a “Nacatamal”

      1. blogdinero says:

        third`s photo food

  32. Daniel says:

    Looking good, man.

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