Did I mention that I like Northern Chinese food? Although I’m a true Cantonese (I believe the origin of both sides of my family is in Guangdong), I like eating buns and dumplings. However, I don’t think a lot of my friends can eat dumplings/buns as a meal. That’s one of the reasons why I haven’t been to a lot of dumpling places.
One Sunday night, I think it was the weekend before I got really sick, I went to Century Room for a friend’s birthday. Without knowing that it was an Asian night, I was really surprised to see a lot of Asians there (98%). Standing beside the bar, waiting for my drinks, I saw a face on the other end. Hum… the next second, my distant memory was triggered.
“Hey!” I said. I haven’t seen him for almost 3 years I think, but he hasn’t changed a lot. Chit-chatted a bit, we went back to our groups of friends.
Another night, we came out for a drink + dinner. Had tea @ the Sugar (I think I’ve been going to this bubble tea restaurant a bit too often lately), then he suggested going to this dumpling place @ Metro Square. Yeah! Dumplings! I haven’t had any dumpling for quite a long time! arrrr…. nice…
By the time we arrived, it was around 8pm. The place wasn’t very small, but the tables & seats were quite packed.
Looking Staring at the freshly steamed dumplings made me hungry. After about 10 min, we were seated near the cashier – a tiny little table. I liked it though. It gave me the home-y good food feeling. Don’t know how to explain… it felt like I was exploring some hidden gem. Plus… sometimes I feel more comfy staying in a smaller space.
So, here’s what we ordered:
– Fried spring onion pancake （蔥油餅）
– Pan fried dumplings （鍋貼）
– Steamed dumplings （餃子）
I liked all of them. Maybe among all 3 dishes, I would say the taste of the steamed dumplings could be better. There were different types of dumplings and Northern Chinese dishes on the menu. The thing is… with only 2 persons, we already felt very full after 3 dishes. I would like to come back with more people. I’ve seen this dumpling house around for so long, but I still wouldn’t have tried it if I didn’t bump into RV. Life’s full of unexpectancy.
FYI: Chinese Dumpling House 真東北餃子館
3636 Steeles Ave., Unit 112-113, Markham, ON