Lunch 4/18/2014: Sun Sui Wah, 3888 Main Street, Vancouver, BC

Shared: Har gow (prawn dumplings), pork and shrimp shumai, soya sauce chow mein, barbecue pork buns, cheong fun (shrimp rice roll), lo bak go (turnip cake), and dan tat (mini egg tarts).

The fiance’s first time here, and my second time. I was last here in 2008, and I hoped that it would still be as good as I remembered… and it was. We LOVED the har gow (prawn dumpling): so, so plump and juicy. The ones we ate regularly in NYC were maybe 2/3 the size of the dumplings served here. Same with the shumai… incredibly meaty. Barbecue pork buns were pillowy soft. The shell of the egg tarts was very flaky and buttery and the filling just melted in your mouth (the fiance could easily clean a few plates of these off, since they’re his favorite part of dim sum). The chow mein, shrimp rice roll, and turnip cake were all good, too, but nothing really differentiated them from other dim sum places.