Dim Sum at 米芝蓮 My Wonderful Kitchen

My Wonderful Kitchen dim sum

My Wonderful Kitchen located at 350 Highway 7 East, Unit #101 in Richmond Hill

March 3 and 30, 2018:  I’ve been to My Wonderful Kitchen before it was rebranded and renamed (only the Chinese name is new (米芝蓮); the English name of the restaurant remains the same).  My relatives came here for dim sum last month and really enjoyed it, so much so that they came here twice in a row.  On that visit, my mom also brought me back some leftovers which I enjoyed and thought was really good!

My Wonderful Kitchen business card

Business card

My Wonderful Kitchen interior

Interior with long hallway

Thus, we went to My Wonderful Kitchen to check it out for ourselves too.  We called ahead to make a reservation over the phone.  When we arrived, we only had to wait a few minutes in order to receive our table.  The restaurant was packed with people and there were so many people waiting in line to be called for a table.  The restaurant was newly redone and looked so modern and classy.  The dim sum was ordered through an order sheet with lots of selections and special chef dishes too. We ordered a number of the most classic dim sum like ha gow (shrimp dumpling), siu mai (pork and shrimp dumpling), pork ribs, chicken feet, and also some new items like mushroom tart and wasabi tuna roll.  The food came quite quickly which I was impressed with.

My Wonderful Kitchen tables

Our table

My Wonderful Kitchen dim sum sheet

Dim Sum sheet

My Wonderful Kitchen lunch prices

Lunch menu

My Wonderful Kitchen lunch prices

Menu 2

I liked the dim sum!  It was all very solid in taste.

Steamed Pork Dumpling (siu mai):

Steamed Pork Dumpling (siu mai)

Steamed Pork Dumpling (siu mai). (M)

Steamed Shrimp Dumpling (har gow):

Steamed Shrimp Dumpling (har gow)

Steamed Shrimp Dumpling (har gow). (L)

Steamed Spare Ribs with Taro:

Steamed Spare Ribs with Taro

Steamed Spare Ribs with Taro. (M)

Steamed Chicken Feet:

Steamed Chicken Feet

Steamed Chicken Feet. (M)

The Deep Fried Tuna Mini Roll with Wasabi Dressing were a bit overpriced since they were special items.  However, it did taste good.

 Deep Fried Tuna Mini Roll with Wasabi Dressing

Deep Fried Tuna Mini Roll with Wasabi Dressing. (XL)

 Deep Fried Tuna Mini Roll with Wasabi Dressing

In my hand

The Deep Fried Chicken Pastry with Mushroom, Cheese, and Cheese Sauce was good too.

Deep Fried Chicken Pastry with Mushroom, Cheese, and Cheese Sauce

Deep Fried Chicken Pastry with Mushroom, Cheese, and Cheese Sauce. (L)

We finished off our meal with a hot Silken Tofu Pudding.  It was a bit cold near the bottom of the dish but not terrible.

Silken Tofu Pudding (hot)

Silken Tofu Pudding (hot). (L)

Silken Tofu Pudding (hot)

I liked that it was in a wooden container

 My Wonderful Kitchen storefront

Their storefront is actually on the other size of the plaza

March 30, 2018:  A few weeks later, we returned again for more dim sum with our relatives.  This time, despite having called in to make a reservation and because it was the Easter long weekend, we had to wait a very, very long time for a spot.  We waited for almost 30 minutes..  One problem I have about My Wonderful Kitchen is that the managers/senior staff allow people to butt in line.  If you have a personal relationship with the staff at the restaurant, they allow you seats first.  This is unfair because all those people who fairly got a ticket to stand in line are now bumped way lower on the list..  I overheard a group of people who said they had waited 2 hours in line before they got a table.  What… 😦

Anyway, on this visit it was funny because we coincidentally sat at the same table as last time.  We ordered a few of the same items again but somehow the food didn’t taste as good as it did the last time.

Steamed Shrimp Dumpling (har gow):

Steamed Shrimp Dumpling (har gow)

Steamed Shrimp Dumpling (har gow). (L)

The Steamed Snow Pea Leaves & Mushroom Dumpling were good but a bit bland for my uncle’s taste.  I thought they were good; it’s just veggies so the blandness is acceptable:

Steamed Snow Pea Leaves & Mushroom Dumpling

Steamed Snow Pea Leaves & Mushroom Dumpling. (L)

Steamed Spare Ribs with Taro:

Steamed Spare Ribs with Taro

Steamed Spare Ribs with Taro. (M)

Congee with Dried Fish, Spare Rib, & Crunchy Peanuts:

Congee with Dried Fish, Spare Rib, & Crunchy Peanuts

Congee with Dried Fish, Spare Rib, & Crunchy Peanuts. (L)

Boiled Pig Trotters & Egg Ginger in Sweetened Vinegar:

Boiled Pig Trotters & Egg Ginger in Sweetened Vinegar

Boiled Pig Trotters & Egg Ginger in Sweetened Vinegar. $5.88

Steamed Rice Rolls with Fried Dough:

Steamed Rice Rolls with Fried Dough

Steamed Rice Rolls with Fried Dough. (M)

I did like the Steamed Seafood Dumpling in Soup.  It was very tasty.

Steamed Seafood Dumpling in Soup

Steamed Seafood Dumpling in Soup. (L)

We also tried the Deep Fried Milk Rolls that was excellent.  I love eating shareable plates with others because you can sample a few bites and not have to finish the whole dish.  This is definitely not something I would have wanted to eat too many pieces of despite its deliciousness.

Deep Fried Milk Rolls

Deep Fried Milk Rolls. (L)

The Barbecued Pork with Steamed Rice was good too.  The cha siu (roasted pork) was soo tender and fatty, and thus very delicious.

Barbecued Pork with Steamed Ric

Barbecued Pork with Steamed Rice. $9.95

We ordered a Baked Chicken Pastry with Curry Sauce this time.  I took my time to savour the tart, and I realized it was full of a butter taste.  They must have used to much butter in it! :O

Baked Chicken Pastry with Curry Sauce

Baked Chicken Pastry with Curry Sauce. (M)

I still like the food here and would come back.  Their parking lot is small and definitely  advise to make a reservation for dim sum if you come on a weekend.  The reservation helps you get in line faster (although still expect to wait with a reservation in place).

米芝蓮 My Wonderful Kitchen   Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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