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Elite Dim Sum

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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  • http://www.microcosmoflife.com Emma

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

  • http://www.cksmetalart.blogspot.com Cindy

    You can arrange and order my dim sum meal anytime!

  • http://www.caloricandcrazy.wordpress.com caloricandcrazy

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

  • http://www.simplylifeblog.com/ Simply Life

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

  • http://delightsanddelectables.wordpress.com Brittany @ Delights and Delectables

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

  • http://www.sandraseasycooking.com/ Sandra’s Easy Cooking

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

  • Carmen

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

    • http://www.theactorsdiet.com Lynn @ The Actor’s Diet

      thanks, carmen!

  • Nancy

    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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  • Karen

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

  • http://hklourson.wordpress.com/ HK L’ourson

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

  • Floey

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

  • Diane beebe

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

    • http://www.theactorsdiet.com Lynn @ The Actor’s Diet

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

  • http://thetalkingkitchen.com lauren @ the talking kitchen

    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!

  • http://www.hungryhungryhippie.com elise

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

  • Amy

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