First off, I suggest only getting ONE thing from each cart that goes by first, because otherwise you'll fill up and miss out on the other delicious foods the ladies bring by.
We got there at about 11 and were promptly seated. Don't be afraid if the guy looks like he's walking you into the back corner of the restaurant, through a door is the other "L" of the seating. This looks like a place where you would go for a big wedding reception or something, they had massive tables tucked into a corner. The decor was well past worn but I didn't come here for pleasant atmosphere I came here for cart dimsum (which I've only found in one other place in Vancouver, and that wasn't very good dimsum) and good food!
We weren't dissapointed. They had all the standards that you're used to (shumais and bbq pork dumplings and those other shrimp and beef dumpling...) and some others that I hadn't seen before, too.
We didn't pace ourselves and regretted it (also the BF wasn't feeling well so his appetite wasn't up) but we will definetly be coming back with a group of hungry friends - soon!
-Those flat thick rice wrapped shrimp dumplings - BF said they were good (i'm not a shrimp fan...I know, I know)
-Those shrimp round dumplings - apparently also good.
-BBQ Pork buns - Nice! I normally don't like them that much, finding them too sweet or over sauced, but these were really nice, with lean pork.
-some sort of soggy veggie egg wrapped thing - it was delicious! (useful, I know).
-Mango Pudding - HUGE bowl with the option of milk or no milk (incase you care) and was awesome! Wasn't that horrid fakey fake stuff (still might be fake, but was high quality? I am no expert). BF normally hates the stuff but was stealing some of mine!
-Gai Lan - we asked for it and they brought us out a fair sized plate of nicely steamed (slightly al dente - perfect!) gai lan. It was perfect and gave the sick BF some veggies!
$18.50 with tax
Now, we saw the whole steam cart go by with dumplings of chicken and beef and veggie and pork and shrimp etc (all in those bamboo steamers), a congee cart meandered by, a cart laden with the adventurer's plates (some sort of strip meat, either squid or a fish? hard to tell. Also some beef cuts, chicken feet, jelly fish and more), and then they rolled out the one with all the deep fried things (caught my eye). The cart had baked buns (not steam), sesame topped fried balls, sesame topped fried, uh, triangles and a few of those cakes made of jelly or something. Most of the fillings were bbq pork, so if you're a fan you'll be in love here!
Will add more review when we go with friends - I am really hoping someone wants to try chicken feet with me! Never got the fabled egg yolk buns (maybe I have to ask for it?) but they sound delicious. The service was always friendly and the ladies were happy to explain something. If their english was poor they still told you the name, usually mentioned pork or beef etc and showed you. No problems at all!
When we left the place was packed and waiting out the door, so definetly show up before 12!