Tag Archives: Dim Sum

Chinese New Year High Tea

Chinese new year tea

One of my favourite hotels in Toronto is hosting a Chinese New Year High Tea to celebrate the Year of the Monkey. The Shangri-La Hotel has put together what looks like an amazing spread featuring sweet and savoury items. (more…)

Making Dim Sum with Chef Susur Lee


By: Alison Silveira

I received an exclusive invitation to prepare dim sum with world renowned chef, Susur Lee at his newest restaurant, Luckee. Located in the chic Soho Metropolitan Hotel, the sleek and modern restaurant offers classic dim sum dishes with a unique twist.


Chef Lee welcomed our small group of food bloggers and began the workshop by speaking about his favourite item on the menu. Har gow is a simple steamed shrimp dumpling that is a staple dim sum dish. Prior to the workshop commencing, we sampled crunchy spring rolls and chicken cheung fun. The latter is my favourite dim sum dish, as the bite-sized morsel is soft, crunchy, and silky in texture. It has a savoury kick with tofu, ginger, green onion and soya juice. (more…)

SUPER Soup Dumplings at Din Tai Fung – Los Angeles

Din-Tai-Fung-CaliforniaDin Tai Fung is a legendary chain out of Taiwan that specializes in soup dumplings. It’s even been named one of the top 10 restaurants in the world by the New York Times.

A few of the restaurants run by the same owners even have a Michelin star attached to them. Since I was finally settled in LA and my parents were in town, I decided a visit to its Arcadia location was in order. (more…)