Bird’s Breakfast No.2

August 10, 2010

The best ending for McD’s fries.

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Szechuan Chongqing

August 10, 2010

On Sunday, the boss and I, along with Dave and Tanya went for dim sum as we do quite often. Ever since the Pink Pearl on Hastings closed the four of us have explored a number of dim sum options without yet settling on a new regular place. This weekend we went to Szechuan Chongqing on West Broadway between Pine and Fir (not to be confused with the Chongqing at 12th & Commercial which, incidentally, the same owners originally opened before selling out in 1993.)

The front dining room was quite busy and the first thing we noticed was that there were no Chinese diners — usually a sign that we should find someplace else. However, we were quickly seated and were soon tucking into the dim sum basics — har gow, sui mai, fun gor, sticky rice. Each was as good as anywhere we have tried, as was the hot and sour soup. They also had a splendid short rib dish that was coated in an unusual fragrant soy and honey sauce, so good that we needed more than one to satisfy us.

The food was good, the service was fast and efficient and the owners, who stopped by to chat, were friendly and accommodating. An altogether excellent experience at $60 for four including a good tip. Well recommended.