Lee Garden Seafood Restaurant – Easter Dim Sum

After a long stint working in the garden on a bright Sunday, we were famished and looking for some nearby dim sum. We originally headed out to Chong Lum Hin in Burnaby but realized that they had closed down.

We decided to head over to nearby Lee Garden Seafood on Kingsway and had a bit of a wait since it was busy (I suppose 20 minutes on an Easter Sunday isn’t that bad). The tables here are fairly large… I think they could have down-sized some of the tables and fit in a few more smaller tables given that there were a number of 2-person parties sitting at 4-person tables.

In any case, our meal started off with dessert – the Milk Custard Tarts were still warm when they came out. I found the custard to be fairly light and not too eggy. Next up was the Eggplant with Shrimp Paste. These were pretty good but I found that the size of the eggplant made it fairly difficult to eat. It would have been better if they had cut up the pieces.


Another favourite of mine is the Singapore Rice Vermicelli – I always wind up with a yellow-stained napkin after I eat this.


We usually wind up ordering some type of rice roll and opted for the Chinese Donut Rice Roll on this visit. I was pleased that the chinese donut was super crispy as the crunchy texture offset well against the smooth rice rolls.

Speaking of smooth, the skin from the Steamed Chicken Feet goes down really smooth. I know… if you’ve never had it before, it takes a while to get used to.


Last up, we ordered the Siu Mai (steamed pork and shrimp dumplings) which turned out to be much larger than I expected and the Steamed Beef Balls, which turned out to be just ok.


Check out our previous post on Lee Garden Seafood.

110 – 6401 Kingsway
Burnaby, BC

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Posted on May 30, 2015, in Chinese, Dim Sum, Restaurant Review and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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