Dim Sum at Omei Restaurant

Omei Restaurant interior

Omei Restaurant located at 420 Highway 7 East in Thornhill

Last Saturday, after my Zumba class, I had dim sum with my relatives at Omei Restaurant.  I had always seen Omei Restaurant from the street when driving along Highway 7 but this was my first time dining there.  I had always thought it was a very high-end restaurant that was fancy inside and expensive.  However, when we went there for dim sum last week, it turned out that Omei Restaurant was just another Chinese restaurant.  It certainly wasn’t fancy-looking inside and even a little run-down with traditional Chinese restaurant colour schemes.

We ordered a number of dim sum and small dishes to share.  We were able to receive a 15 percent discount that day off our bill which made the meal even cheaper! 🙂

Omei Restaurant dim sum order sheet

Dim sum order sheet

I liked all of the dim sum dishes.  They were very typical and the tastes were true to what each dim sum traditionally tastes like.

The steamed spareribs were hot and tasty with just enough fat and meat ratio.  So yummy!

 Steamed Spareribs

Steamed Spareribs. S

Pretty good har gow with gooey dumpling skin. 🙂

 Jumbo shrimp dumpling

Jumbo shrimp dumpling (har gow). L

The deep fried squid tentacles were fried really nicely.  My uncle always orders this…

 Deep Fried Squid Tentacle

Deep Fried Squid Tentacle. XL

I didn’t try the deep fried dumpling with shrimp and pork.

 Deep Fried Dumpling with Shrimp & Pork

Deep Fried Dumpling with Shrimp & Pork. S

The pan fried bean curd sheet was pretty good especially when you dip it into vinegar to eat.

 Pan Fried Bean Curd Sheet

Pan Fried Bean Curd Sheet. L

The deep fried fish balls with clam sauce were very soft and bouncy!  It was pretty good!

 Deep Fried Fish Ball with Clam Sauce

Deep Fried Fish Ball with Clam Sauce. $4.50

Yay, siu mai!  This was pretty good.

Steamed Shiu mai

Steamed Shiu mai. L

This steamed beef stomach with satay sauce was really well done.  The beef stomach wasn’t chewy at all and very soft.  It soaked up all of the satay sauce too. 😀

Steamed Beef Stomach with Satay Sauce

Steamed Beef Stomach with Satay Sauce. M

I’m not always a fan of these salted sticky rice buns because if they’re dry, it makes it very difficult to eat.  I found this one really well made!  The rice wasn’t dry and the insides had just enough flavour for me. 🙂

 Salted Sticky Rice Bun

Salted Sticky Rice Bun. $4.50

 Salted Sticky Rice Bun

It has pork floss and fried dough inside!

This was another classic dim sum dish cooked perfectly.  The steamed cuttlefish were very tender and soft with just enough non-spicy curry sauce.

 Steamed Cuttlefish with Curry Sauce

Steamed Cuttlefish with Curry Sauce. M

Chunky and freshly fried taro spring rolls!  So good.

 Deep Fried Taro Spring Roll

Deep Fried Taro Spring Roll. S

I couldn’t believe how airy and soft these deep fried small buns were!!  They go so well with condensed milk.  Anyone who has tried these knows the drill.

 Deep Fried Small Bun with condensed milk

Deep Fried Small Bun with condensed milk. $5.95

The Hot & Sour Soup wasn’t spicy and the ingredients in it were substantial.  I liked how the tofu strips were very soft.

 Hot & Sour Soup

Hot & Sour Soup (large). $10.95

I liked the vermicelli noodles in this!  It was really tasty.  The texture of the vermicelli noodles was just right for my taste.

 Shredded Pork & Preserved Vegetable Noodle

Shredded Pork & Preserved Vegetable Noodle. $6.50

I was particularly pleased to find out that they served us complimentary Chinese soup desserts after the meal too!  They served the Purple Rice Pudding in Coconut Milk dessert that I like.

Purple Rice Pudding in Coconut Milk

Purple Rice Pudding in Coconut Milk

I can’t believe this was my first time here and the food was so solid and tasty!  I think we need to come more often. 🙂

O Mei Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


About stenoodie

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3 Responses to Dim Sum at Omei Restaurant

  1. Gordon says:

    Their lobster is pretty good too at dinner service done 4-5 ways. Many of the local chowhound foodies rate this #1 establishment for Chinese style lobsters.

    • stenoodie says:

      That’s great to know. @torontofood also mentioned that their crab and lobster dinner combos are great. I’ll definitely have to check their dinner service out sometime!

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