Dragon View Chinese Cuisine: Dim Sum

Dragon View Chinese Cuisine is located on the second floor of Continental Shopping Centre in Richmond and has a pleasant looking interior with interesting chandeliers that, to me, resembled the round leaves of a money tree (lunaria annua). There’s also a large floral mural on one wall made up of tiny metallic and glass tiles.

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Knowing that dim sum restaurants fill up quickly on the weekends, we arrived shortly after they opened and managed to get seated right away. The food, however, took quite a while to come out (probably about 40 minutes).

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Our first dish, the Steamed Country Style Rice Rolls with Chicken Feet and Spareribs ($7.98) had layers of clear, wavy rice rolls. I was actually expecting more than one chicken feet in this dish and I think they forgot to give us soy sauce initially. Once it was appropriately “sauced up”, I was actually quite pleased with the texture of these rice rolls.

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Next up was the Siu Mai ($6.30) which were topped with a plump shrimp and tobiko. I’ve never seen it served this way before and thought it was quite novel but didn’t necessarily add to how it tasted.

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These football-shaped dumplings are Haam Sui Gok ($5.98), a type of deep-fried dumpling with a meat filling encased in a crispy outer layer with a pleasant chewy texture from the glutinous rice dough.

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The Chef’s Special Shredded Chicken ($10.80) or sow see gai is a popular cold dish and is known for the crunchiness of the ingredients which contrasts with the tender and savory chicken.

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The Steamed Beef Balls ($5.98) are one of our go-to dishes at dim sum and are usually served on top of tofu skin with a Worcestershire dipping sauce.

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Last up for us was the Chinese Donut Rice Roll ($6.88). Inside the velvet-textured rice roll was a crispy Chinese donut as well as pork floss.

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Despite the long wait for our food, we did quite enjoy the food here so we wound up coming back for a revisit 6 weeks later. Having ordered the Chinese donut rice roll previously, we wanted to try something different and picked the Steamed Beef Rice Roll ($6.88) which turned out pretty good. The food also turned out to come out quicker on our second visit.

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Similarly, the Har Gow ($6.38) was a solid dish with large and plump shrimp inside the moderately thick wrapper.

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The Deep Fried Squid ($9.19) had a nice golden hue from the batter and was coated with a mixture of diced garlic and hot peppers. A couple of pieces were a bit too chewy but the rest turned out pretty good.

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I found that the Steamed Spareribs with Garlic ($5.98) was one of their weaker dishes as there were quite a bit of fatty and inedible pieces in the dish.

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While the dishes were a bit on the pricier side, most of the food items were pretty good and I wouldn’t hesitate to come back (just make sure to go early before it gets busy).

1298 – 3779 Sexsmith Road, Continental Centre
Richmond, BC

Dragon View Chinese Cuisine Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Posted on August 9, 2018, in Chinese, Dim Sum, Restaurant Review and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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