Elite Dim Sum

July 14, 2012

in brunch, restaurant

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

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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.

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The restaurant began filling up soon after we sat down.

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I ordered…

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

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Unbuckle your belts – here we go!

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

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…Pork Shu Mai…

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

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Golden Cream Bun (sweet)…

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…Mushroom Dumpling with Meat…

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

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…Sesame Balls…

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

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…Shrimp Har Gow…

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…Macau Egg Custard.

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

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…Crispy Shrimp Rice Noodle…

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…Crispy Snow Buns…

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

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Fried Taro Cake – not everyone liked these…

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…I did, so I ate two!

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

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Beef short ribs with Black Pepper Sauce

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

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

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{ 19 comments }

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
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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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