Elite Dim Sum

July 14, 2012

in brunch, restaurant

When I’m not eating melons, I take food rather seriously.


Been up since 5am, giddy with excitement – Gary and Judy have never had dim sum in The SGV, so I was honored to act as their host and guide. We arrived at Elite just as the doors were opening.



The restaurant began filling up soon after we sat down.

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I ordered…



…3 meat-eaters and 1 vegetarian…16 dishes should be enough, right?


Unbuckle your belts – here we go!


Ate at least one whole portion (and a few seconds) of everything. Steamed BBQ Pork Bun…


…Pork Shu Mai…


…and another mystery pig dish that I’m realizing we never asked for. BBQ flavored, with a flaky crust.


Golden Cream Bun (sweet)…


…Mushroom Dumpling with Meat…


…Supreme Mixed Vegetable Rice Noodle (the only savory dish that was vegetarian)…


…Sesame Balls…


…Pan fried corn cake (FYI there’s seafood in it)…


…Shrimp Har Gow…


…Macau Egg Custard.


Everything was solid, but here were the overall table faves – Congee with Double Meat Balls…

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…Crispy Shrimp Rice Noodle…


…Crispy Snow Buns…



…and another custard-filled treat, which came around on trays (more like the traditional dim sum carts).



Fried Taro Cake – not everyone liked these…


…I did, so I ate two!


Other you-can-probably-skip-it orders – Sticky Rice Lotus Leaf Wrap (filled with pork and seafood)


Beef short ribs with Black Pepper Sauce


FYI – if you arrive before 9:45am, you can’t order off the Special Chef’s menu…


…we left around that time, and the place wasn’t too bad!


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1 Emma July 14, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Thank you for reminding me how much I LOVE dim sum! And taro. Goodness gracious.

2 Cindy July 14, 2012 at 3:23 pm

You can arrange and order my dim sum meal anytime!

3 caloricandcrazy July 14, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Dim sum was never my favorite style of eating, but you sure can never go hungry!!

4 Simply Life July 14, 2012 at 4:34 pm

I love dim sum and being able to try so many different things! looks great!

5 Brittany @ Delights and Delectables July 14, 2012 at 5:50 pm

You are too cute! I have never had dim sum!! Looks like something I would like!

6 Sandra's Easy Cooking July 14, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Oh wow…I love everything that you ordered especially mushroom dumpling. Yummy! Great post and mouthwatering pics, now i am hungry:))

7 Carmen July 14, 2012 at 5:57 pm

That mystery dish is probably BBQ pork puff pastry (http://khern.wordpress.com/2009/12/25/baked-bbq-pork-puff/). :P

8 Lynn @ The Actor's Diet July 14, 2012 at 6:24 pm

thanks, carmen!

9 Nancy July 14, 2012 at 7:59 pm

i think that BBQ pork puff pastry might be Curry in baked bread?! (咖哩角, as we call it in TW) It’s a traditional Chinese snack :)

2nd pic of this website

10 Karen July 14, 2012 at 8:29 pm

wow that’s a lot of food. Like your pendant :)

11 HK L'ourson July 14, 2012 at 11:58 pm

Oh, the dim sum looks yummy, quite a lot of variety, even not all the HK dim sum restaurant serves crispy snow buns.

12 Frances Benson Stiles July 15, 2012 at 10:42 am

WoW! That's a lot of food…are there more veggie offerings than just the one? I don't think any local restaurants do dim sum. I've been to one in Phila. I kind of don't like to share my food…don't know why.

13 Floey July 15, 2012 at 4:27 am

Yes! :) I’ve been there before. The golden sweet buns are my favorite! Not to mention they’re adorable.

14 Diane beebe July 15, 2012 at 6:16 am

YUM!!!!! The necklace is hilarious….love it!

15 Lynn @ The Actor's Diet July 15, 2012 at 8:04 am

thanks! it was a gift from my co-star Parry on our last day of shooting “Yes We’re Open”

16 lauren @ the talking kitchen July 15, 2012 at 11:43 am

what a restaurant tour guide you are! sign me up. all those dishes look so tasty, i would never know what to order. glad u had a good time!

17 Mayuka Hata July 15, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Thank you for stopping by on the other day!
OMG! After you mentioned you are goint to Dim Sum, I was thinking about it all day yesterday… Now I saw these pictures, I seriously crave Dim Sum!

18 elise July 15, 2012 at 7:03 pm

dim sum for breakfast?!?! this is commitment.

19 Amy July 16, 2012 at 5:46 pm

What a great necklace! I love fried taro. The place I go to has them shaped like birds.

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