Recently, we traveled for a day trip to Edmonton in search of a good dim sum place where we kind of stumbled upon Dynasty Century Palace
which was located on the second floor of a large building right on 105th Avenue. In fact, it's quite hard to miss! The location is large with lots of parking - which makes it quite an ideal location (although the parking lot it is attached to is a pay lot).
We got seated and the service here is really speedy! They definitely know turning tables means they're making money - so they work hard and I'm sure they rewarded! They are the traditional style dim sum experience with the carts which is fantastic! We started by ordering everything, and everything was quite delicious and fresh. The prices were also very reasonable!
We got our standard orders which would consist of Chicken Feet
which the flavours were really good, the texture was nice and the size of them was quite large and they were not tough or over cooked! They've mastered chicken feet for sure!
Usually we don't order sweets or if we do, we wait until the end. But when the waitress comes by sayings she's got fresh Egg Tart
on her cart, we're going to get it and eat it right away! These were really good, quite a buttery tart and the filling was good!
Everyone eats Ha Gaw
or shrimp dumplings and this almost is the standard of this generation for dim sum. Since it's a common dish, we ordered it. The shrimp inside was quite large, cleaned out properly and has an excellent shrimp texture. The skin was thin yet it did not break. Not a bad ha gow at all!
Then, something a little different, we got an order of steamed Beef Short Ribs
which we don't usually get as it's often tough and full of fat, marinated in a black peppered sauce. Although this dish wasn't as fatty as they normally come, it was just a tad on the tough side. The flavours was spot on - just like how I remembered it to taste! Overall, not bad as the flavour was just amazing.
I don't often order rice for dim sum either as they're really filling - then you don't get to try as much options, especially when it's just the 2 of us. However, the Lo Mei Fan
or sticky rice was something I have been craving for awhile, so we ordered some. It didn't come in the standard glass bowl, but it was just kind of dumped into a bamboo steam basket. The flavours and texture and taste was perfect! This really made me want to go home and make some - but I don't as it's pretty time consuming.
There's nothing my husband likes more than Lo Bak Go
or turnip cake, so when he saw that go by - guess what, we ordered it! It didn't have much filling to it but instead it had more rice flour - so it didn't taste as good as it could have. Still quite tasty and we all know I make this at home, and I must say, he likes mine the best!
Overall, we had a fantastic time here. It was fun, the service was great and the food was really tasty! We wouldn't mind bringing people here or to come back ourselves as they have a huge selection of food/dim sum!
Dynasty Century Palace
200-9700 105 Avenue