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l 70 The List 16- 29 June 1989
scones in China. Katherine Bowie investigates something decidedly more tasty.
dim sum .' Chinese appetisers consisting of various fillings.
Dim sum are a Cantonese passion — those tasty little morsels invented as tea shop cuisine. The Cantonese are justly proud of their cuisine and of their imaginativeness. with at least 2000 types ofdim sum under their culinary black belts. In a dim sum restaurant in the East. it is not
unusual to have the choice of 60 or 70, depending on market produce and the season.
Dim sum can be ordered all day — many Cantonese breakfasts start off with a plateful, washed down with yum cha (tea). In Edinburgh and Glasgow good dim sum are not so readily available. Many Cantonese restaurants have a few listed on the a la carte menu as appetisers —
Though dim sum is served in small selections in many restaurants lew specialise with a true groaningtable Chinese selection. We list those low and include the ‘ supermarkets where you can get the ingredients to l make your own.
I Loon Fung Restaurant 417 Sauchiehall Street. 332 1240. Mon—Sun noon—11.30pm. Serving some twenty varieties of Dim Sum as appetisers. Frequented by many Chinese at the weekend. vouching for its authenticity. Nearby in (iarnethill. Glasgow‘s China town. the local primary school becomes home to the Chinese Language school at weekends. ensuring the culture‘s future in (ilasgow.
I Ho Wong 82 York Street. 221 355i). Mon—Sat noon—2am. opm-midnight. Small but perfectly formed. the Ho Wong prides itselfon its (.‘antonese specialities. with vegetarians well catered for. A small selection of Dim Sum on l
offer and worth a try. IAmber Regent. 50Wcst
Regent Street.33l 1655. Mon—Thurs
6—1 1.30pm; Fri and Sat noon—2.15pm. 6pm—midnight. For those wishing to dine in style. Eschewing the normal
Chinese restaurant image.
with a cocktail bar in which to order and unhurried service. Their selection of Dim Sum is available both at lunch and dinner.
I Hong's Chinese Provisions 7a Bath Street. 332 4492. Mon-Sat l()am-5.3()pm. The range of goods on sale is bewildering and
= guarantees you‘ll be side
tracked. Fresh vegetables available.
I Lim's Chung Ying 63 Cambridge Street. 332 93099. Mon—Sat 9.45am—6.45pm; Sun noon—5.30pm. You can get it all here from the dessicated ducks hanging in bundles to the fortune cookies with what Confucius has to say. Good range of tinned and preserved vegetables and fish.
I Chung Ying Chinese Supermarket 245 Dobbies
Loan. 3330333. Mon—Sun
9.30am—6pm. Large established supermarket catering for all scales of
meals for the delicate dumpling to the full-blown feast. It's location makes it more suited to those with transport.
I Bamboo Garden 57a Frederick Street. 225 2382. Open 7 days a week noon-midnight. Good dim sum selection.
I Loon Fung Chinese Restaurant 2 Warriston PIace.5561781.Mon—Fri Noon—Midnight; Sat and Sun 2pm-midnight. One of Edinburgh‘s longest standing dim sum venues. I New Edinburgh Rendezvous Illa Queensferry Street. 225 2023. Mon—Sat noon—2pm. 5.30-1 l.3-pm; Sun 1—] 1.30pm. Large selection ofdim sum.
I Pat Chung Ying Supermarket 201 Leith Walk. 554 ()358. Open 7 daysa week 10am—6pm. Dim sum ingredients.
I Loon Fung Chinese Supermarket 1 1 Him-amt
Place. 556 5535. Open 7
days a week Iliam—(Tpm. Dim sum and fresh veg. I Wing Shing Chinese Supermarket 14—15 Bruntsfield Place. 229 1193. Mon-Sat 11am-6pm; Sun noon—6pm. Dim sum bits and pieces.