Once a year, a couple of my friends and I meet up with our high school Math tutor for some dim sum at her favourite dim sum restaurant in Richmond, Sun Sui Wah. Can’t believe it’s already been one year since our last visit here!
Reservations were made in advance , but it wasn’t necessary as tables were just gradually starting to fill up given their late opening at 10am. However, if you’re not an early bird, reservations after 11:30AM is recommended.
New decor and tea pot sets! They’ve got the traditional pour over! Look how long the spout is..!
Similar to many dim sum establishments, there is a set price on their dim sum menu ranging from Small ($4.50), Medium ($4.95), Large ($5.95), Special ($6.95)
and Deluxe ($7.95). Prices have gone up by $0.50-$1 since our last visit here!
Steamed Prawn Dumpling ($5.95) Dim sum staple of mine! I thought they were just average. Prawn filling had a good snap to them and the skin was less doughy and thick than my last visit here!
Minced Pork and Peanut Dumpling ($4.95) Loved how there was a lot of filling in these dumplings. The addition of the water chestnut and wood ear incorporated gave the dumplings a nice crunch and texture to work with.
Steamed BBQ Pork Bun ($4.95) The buns were delicate, airy, and had a nice hint of sweetness filled with rich BBQ pork filling.
Mini Sticky Rice ($5.95) Pretty standard for sticky rice. Rice to filling ratio was good.
Here’s a close up of the mini sticky rice:
Their sticky rice is definitely one of my top places to go to for this!
Chinese Donut Wrapped in Rice Roll ($5.95) This was my favourite out of the bunch! The chinese donut tasted very fresh and crispy wrapped in the fresh rice roll. It’s often paired with hoisin sauce and peanut for dipping.
Spring Roll ($5.95) These were on the smaller size, but loved the prawn filling and the crispy shell. I think we were given chinese vinegar to dip them in which is pretty standard.
Charcoal Custard Bun ($4.95) For dessert we ordered these squid ink custad buns to share. They’re best eaten when it’s super hot and fresh. While these were a nice spin to the traditional custard, I prefer their Salted Egg Yolk Custard Bun more for the softer texture of the bun.
Mango Pomelo Sago ($5.95) This sounded really delicious on the dim sum menu, but our group was disappointed with this dessert. The pomela was really just canned ‘grapefruit’ and tasted extremely sour and old. Mango sago had a medley of sweet, tangy, and creamy which was refreshing.
By the time we had finished our meal, a huge crowd had formed blocking the entrance! All in all, I still find Sun Sui Wah to be a solid choice for dim sum. Given the price of dim sum these days, it’s pretty much on par with other restaurants, if not better.
102-4940 No.3 Rd
3888 Main Street