My family and I went to Yum Cha at Century Palace Restaurant, located in Markham. Yum Cha literally means "drink tea" but it is a Chinese-style brunch, which involves drinking Chinese tea and eating dim sum dishes. The restaurant is located inside a small mall. There are so many restaurants to choose from, the dim sum here was 'okay'. It isn't bad, but the food was a little bland and pretty standard. Here are some of dishes we ate.
Exterior of Restaurant
Ginger scallion beef tripe
Phoenix claws (鳳爪 fung zao): These are chicken feet, deep fried, boiled, marinated in a black bean sauce and then steamed.
cheung fan (腸粉 cheung4 fan2): These are wide rice noodles that are steamed and then rolled.
Pig’s blood (jue hung. I know it sounds gross, but it’s actually really good!
Cotton chicken(棉花鸡) – Steamed tender chicken with fish maw
Spear Ribs steamed with black bean sauce.
Baked tapioca custard.
Black sesame roll.
MY FAVOURITE 鹹水角 (haam sui gok): deep fried oval-shaped dumpling made with rice-flour and filled with pork and chopped vegetables.
Shaomai (燒賣 siu maai): Small steamed dumplings with either pork, prawns or both inside a thin wheat flour wrapper.