Dim Sum at Western Lake

It’s been a few years since my last Dim Sum visit, since the restaurant was about to celebrate 10 years in business, this was a terrific time to revisit and have a few friends (Louisa, Lawrence and David) join to share the dishes. We tried a lot of different dishes and that was only a taste from the vast selection on offer.

Steamed Scallops with Prawn Dumplings

Steamed Scallops with Prawn Dumplings, so fresh and unique.

Steamed Rice Flour Rolls wrap with Chinese Donut

Steamed Rice Flour Rolls wrap with Chinese Donut, one of my favourites, it’s almost two dishes in one having the chinese donut on the inside of the rice flour wrap.

Steamed Dumplings with shrimp paste

Steamed Dumplings with shrimp paste

Steamed Shiu-Mai Dumplings

Steamed Shiu-Mai Dumplings, a table favourite.

Pea Tips with Garlic Sauce

Pea Tips with Garlic Sauce, loved the greens and the freshness of flavour.

Steamed Prawn Dumplings

Steamed Prawn Dumplings, simple and a true restaurant favourite.

Baked BBQ Pork Pastry with XO sauce

Baked BBQ Pork Pastry with XO sauce

Bean Curd Wraps & Chilled Jelly Fish

Bean Curd Wraps & Chilled Jelly Fish

Pan Fried Prawns in Meggie soy sauce

Pan Fried Prawns in Meggie soy sauce

Deep-Fried Yam Balls

Deep-Fried Yam Balls topped with syrup, a table favourite, and quite difficult to make, loved the chewiness

Goji Berry and Lychee Gelatin, Mango Pudding, and Green Tea Coconut Milk Gelatin

Goji Berry and Lychee Gelatin, Mango Pudding, and Green Tea Coconut Milk Gelatin on this beautiful sweet party combo platter

Dim Sum is offered daily from 9am-3pm, and reservations are strongly suggested especially on weekends. Western Lake Restaurant is located at 4989 Victoria Drive in Vancouver. You can follow them on Twitter @WesternLake and on Instagram @WesternLakeRestaurant

By: Richard Wolak