Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Best Damn Dim Sum

Two dim sum Phan faves from Western Lake in Vancouver. On the left, is their pan fried chive dumplings exploding with an abundance of fresh shrimp, popping in your mouth as you chew each bite. Best dipped in a bit of soya sauce and hot sauce. And on the right, their radish cake, stir fried in XO sauce (a spicy seafood sauce used in Chinese cuisine) and fried egg. DELISH!

Western Lake is by far my favorite dim sum place because of its big portions, fresh to order style menu and authentic flavors. However, get ready to wait 1.5 hours to get seated (even with reservations unless you have the hook up) and to peruse the streets for a good parking spot. Also, it's not the cheapest dim sum out there but hey, you pay the price for quality and cleanliness for sure. This day I missed out on family dim sum but made sure to request take out of my fave dishes!


  1. Delicious! Western Lake is mine and Aaron's favorite dim sum place too! We always get those dishes that you have pics of.... sooooooooooooooooo goood!

  2. MmmMm, I'm glad to hear there's another 'Phan' out there too! Your Singapore food pictures look absolutely amazing! Glad you're still checking up on my blog there. =)