Annex 11: Ruby Rouge | Mr. Lew's Great Burger Search

1008 Clark
Montreal, Quebec

Visit: April 25, 2011

Metro: Place D’Armes
Bus: STM 14, 55, 129, 150, 410, 427, 430, 435, 747

It’s been a very long time since I’ve been to Dim Sum. I’ve always had pleasant experiences with Dim Sum and this time was no different. This restaurant used to be a whole lot smaller. It now encompasses the entire floor of a small shopping center. Come early, or you might now get seated. It should be noted that the division of staff was really off. There were so many waiters who had nothing to do during this busy period. It makes you wonder.

For those of you who don’t know how Dim Sum works, let me explain. As you’re seated at your table, ladies with carts pass by telling the diners what they’re offering. If you choose to go for that dish, the lady takes your piece of paper and initials it. At the end of the meal, the waiter adds it all up and presents you with the bill. Simple process and the ladies can now communicate in English, because at one time, hardly any non-Chinese people went to Dim Sum.

Siu Mai w/Mushrooms

Tried: April 25, 2011

This was one of my favorite dishes of the proceedings, thought I could’ve done without the mushrooms. Siu Mai contains so many ingredients, that when put together, it creates a powerful taste that I can’t go without.

Dumpling

Tried: April 25, 2011

I’m unsure of the name of this dumpling, but it was also really good. I usually go without the use of any soya sauce and I made the right decision. This stands up well on its own.

Dumpling

Tried: April 25, 2011

Years ago, I wouldn’t of touched this with a ten-foot pole, but I decided to give it all a go. This dumpling was soft but the taste was lacking. It wasn’t bad, but I chose to only have one and try for something else.

Rice Noodle Rolls

Tried: April 25, 2011

These were one of my favorites during the meal. In combination with the provided soya sauce, the rice noodle rolls were extremely good. They are soft and provide a very decent taste. I was kinda yearning for more after they disappeared.

Potato Dumplings

Tried: April 25, 2011

I have a vague memory of what this tasted like. If that was the case for me, I can’t count this as good. If this was presented to me year ago, I also wouldn’t have touched this. At least you try everything once.

Ha Gau - Shrimp Dumplings

Tried: April 25, 2011

This was the second star of the day’s Dim Sum. You can’t go wrong with anything that has shrimp in it. Shrimp is like the Chinese equivalent of bacon, but bacon is always tops. You should never pass up on this.

Fish on Green Peppers

Tried: April 25, 2011

This was a weird one for me. This is fish combined with green peppers. I believe that the taste of the peppers overwhelmed the “fish” a lot. Even with the sauce, it wasn’t one to remember.

Pig Stomach

Tried: April 25, 2011

Yes, that’s pig stomach. I’ve once had pig intestines and that was good. This, however, was not. It takes a long time to chew and the texture leaves a lot to be desired. This is the last time I’m ever having pig stomach.

Vegetarian Noodles

Tried: April 25, 2011

These noodles have no content other than noodles and very few veggies, none of which you can see. There is no taste and you could get this at the buffet a block over, which is owned by the same Chinese man who owns the Dim Sum place. I had this later in the day, re-warmed. This was easily forgettable.

Siu Mai

Tried: April 25, 2011

We got these special orders from one of the ladies. We waited so long for these, that we knew she forgot about them. We had to send one of the waiters back to find her and the Siu Mai. Then again, it was worth every second of the wait.

This is an example of a Dim Sum bill.

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