Excellent Dim Sum King: More Like Average Dim Sum

You know, when you put “Excellent” in your name, you better darn well be prepared to back that up. A while ago, a new restaurant called “Excellent Dim Sum King” opened up in the former Golden Eats location on Kingsway in Vancouver. We had high hopes given the name…

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We started things off with the Scraped Beef Rice Roll ($6.5) which is exactly what it sounds like. Instead of being the well-formed, tubular-shaped rice rolls with beef filling, they scrape things up and the dish appears a bit more deconstructed. I’m not opposed to this preparation style but it does make it a bit more difficult to pick up.

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We had to try the Excellent Har Gau ($7.25) but I felt like they exaggerated a bit here as these shrimp dumplings were hardly excellent. I suppose “Average Har Gau” doesn’t quite roll off the tongue.

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The Steamed BBQ Pork Buns ($5.75) were actually one of the better items that we tried as the buns were soft and pillowy with a tasty filling.

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I found that the Chicken Feet ($6.25) weren’t as tender as they should have been. Normally, you should be able to just suck the skin and cartilage off the bone.

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Last up was the Spareribs ($6.25) which turned out a bit too bony and with a noticeable lack of meat to each piece.

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While the dishes tended to be on the big side, I found the food was fairly average (we also ordered the country-style vermicelli which turned out pretty good). That being said, it was pretty busy and we had to share one of the large tables with a few other parties.

2141 Kingsway
Vancouver, BC

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Posted on February 20, 2020, in Chinese, Dim Sum, Restaurant Review and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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