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Dim Sum : Regency Palace

Let me tell you a little something about myself.....  I  looooove dim sum. I have been craving it for months, and yesterday I finally was able to fill the void that only dim sum can  fulfill.    Sunday morning , Cory and I headed on over to  Calgary's Chinatown where our old stand-by, Regency Palace resides. Interesting  fact #1--- Calgary's Chinatown is the third biggest in Canada and is celebrating their 100th  year anniversary this year.

If you have never been to Regency Palace, you will probably be amazed at how huge the place is. We arrived around 10:30 am. and there weren't many other people there. We were quickly seated, and the first dim sum cart  was immediately rolling on over to us. Our first item was some kind of shrimp balls with a sweet- soy glaze. After many attempts at trying to politely pick up one of the shrimps balls using my chopsticks, I finally had to resort to stabbing the thing with one of my chopsticks and hope that no one was looking. I have never been proficient at using chopsticks, but I seemed to be especially useless that day.

Our next item was a  delicate, steamed shrimp dumpling, It tasted exactly how you would imagine it to taste, like steamed shrimp. The third item we had was a steamed BBQ- pork dumpling with green onions. This was something we have never tried before.  It was tasty, with a strong green onion flavour.

Our next two items were the steamed pork buns filled with BBQ- pork " Char Sui Bau" and the open face pork dumplings  "Shu Mai". These two are my current favorites, and they completely hit the spot. I love the texture of the steamed pork buns. They are like little pillows stuffed with  sweet BBQ-pork deliciousness. My mouth is starting to water just thinking of them. The "Shu Mai" were also good.

Interesting fact  #2-- Dim Sum literally means "small heart' or "to touch the heart" While I don't know if it really touched my heart, it definitely touched my belly and left  me completely satisfied, ready to face the day.

Regency Palace
328 Centre Street South
Calgary, Alberta

Tags: Dim Sum, Asian, Restaurant Reviews

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