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Dim Sum at Kam Fung

Posted by Kim / August 9, 2007

20070802_kamfung1.jpgI had my first dim sum experience just a little over a year ago, and I can’t remember the last time an introduction to a new type of cuisine made me so happy. While I’m not quite yet at the level where I could possibly eat it for breakfast, I’m more than eager to make it an early lunch. Especially if the trip is to Restaurant Kam Fung in Ville St-Laurent, the best dim sum place my relatively inexperienced palette has tried. It’s obviously more fun to eat dim sum as a group, as you get a much larger variety of dishes to try. But at this point, I’ve managed to pick out my favourite dishes, and going with just one or two other people still leaves me completely satisfied. My last trip to Kam Fung included most of my favs, making it one of the most successful trips to date.

20070802_kamfung6.jpgMy dim sum meals usually begin with a good selection of steamed dumplings. I prefer the ones stuffed with scallop and coriander, but the shrimp dumplings are also quite high on my list. The shrimp and scallop dumpling is tasty, but the shrimp seems to overpower the scallop every time.

20070802_kamfung11.jpgUsually, I skip things like noodle dishes and spring rolls, as such dishes are much too common to waste time and stomach space on. Instead, the crab claw stuffed with shrimp or the shrimp-stuffed eggplant take up room on my table. However, if fried is your kind of food, I strongly recommend the fried shrimp dumplings, the pork and vegetable dumplings, made with a nice shot of ginger juice, or, best of all, the seaweed roll, stuffed with crab and shrimp. For something green to round out your meal, the Chinese broccoli, while expensive fare, is particularly well-prepared; crispy and with a delicious oyster sauce at its side.

It’s a tie for my favourite dish though. The fried squid is always perfectly done – crunchy and only slightly greasy on the outside, tender and not chewy at all on the inside. Dim sum just isn’t dim sum if you don’t have a few tentacles sticking out of your mouth! My other love is the rice noodle rolls, wide, soft noodles stuffed with shrimp and served in a pool of sweetened soy sauce.

20070802_kamfung3.jpgInstead of dessert, it’s nice to end the meal with one more basket of steamed dumplings, to wipe up the last of the mustard/hot sauce bowls and sit back, sipping some green tea. Kam Fung’s service is quick and efficient, making it not only a delicious lunchtime stop, but a fast, easy and affordable one. Dim sum is offered everyday from 10:00am – 3:00pm (though best to get there before 1:00pm for best selection, from my experience), and also serves Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine until 10:00pm, seven days a week.
20070802_kamfung12.jpgRestaurant Kam Fung
1936 boul. Thimens, Ville St-Laurent



Sandra / August 9, 2007 at 07:53 pm
Thanks for this great review, Kim in Food. I've never had dim sum but this is certainly encouraging. Hope I can get a group together as you suggest.
Looking forward to more fun reviews!
Sandra in West End
Kitty / January 15, 2008 at 01:40 pm
For downtowners, there's a Kam Fung on the 2/F of a plaza on St. Urbain, across from the Guy Favreau Tower (i.e. the Federal bldg where you get your passport).

My leanings for dim sum with less grease and less MSG would be at Mon Nan on Clark. Their Northern Chinese fare - boasting scallion pancakes, potstickers, and steamed 4-Season dumplings - is an absolute must-try. And it's much more vegetarian-friendly than Hong Kong-style dim sum.

Warning: Dishes serve 4 people and up, though the cheap prices are deceiving.
kim / January 15, 2008 at 01:44 pm
The downtown one is fantastic, but the line can get long.

When you say dishes serve four or more - are you referring just to Mon Nan (which I will definitely try!)?
Because Kam Fung dishes definitely aren't a 4-serving+.
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