The Jade Seafood Restaurant – Dim Sum
Despite the countless number of dim sum places in the Lower Mainland, we usually wind up going to the same restaurants (especially if it’s convenient and the food is good). Recently, we’ve been trying to expand our horizons… it’s always a good thing to have a stable of go-to places in case a fav restaurant closes out.
The Jade Seafood Restaurant’s parking lot was packed when we arrived around 10:30am (they open at 9am) but we were able to snag a table in the back without a problem. Speaking of which, they have some pretty large tables (I saw one that could seat 16) so this might be a good place to go if you have a large family dinner.
In terms of dim sum dishes, I found that their menu was limited and didn’t have too many choices. Having said that, the food was pretty top notch and the smaller quantity of dishes may help them keep a tighter control on quality. I suppose there is some truth to the adage of “do one thing, and do it well”.
Speaking of doing things well, the Chinese Donut Rice Roll was near perfection (with the possible exception being that it was on the smaller size). The Chinese Donut had the perfect amount of crunchiness and was enveloped by a silky smooth rice roll.
The velvety rice rolls extended to the Steamed Beef Rice Rolls as well.
The filling inside the Sticky Rice was surprisingly good and the rice itself was stick-to-your-ribs satisfying.
The Steamed Pork Dumplings were large and plump and topped with a plentiful amount of fish roe. I know it’s silly but I like how the roe pops in your mouth when you eat them.
Lastly, the Steamed Beef Balls with Bean Curd Sheets arrived along with the worcestershire dipping sauce.
As it turns out, they offer a 20% discount before 11am which explains the large crowds early in the morning.
Overall, the food was gratifying… I just wish they had more items on their dim sum menu.
8511 Alexandra Road