Dung Sing Chin Seafood Restaurant serves dim sum and Cantonese cuisine.
I went there for dimsum today with family and the restaurant served us SPOILED FOOD. It was completely disgusting. I found a hair inside a shrimp dumpling and THE MANAGER told me that it was my hair. I found it cooked inside the dumpling and pulled it out of the dumpling right in front of him. I used to love going here and the food used to be good, so I ordered what I normally did. I got three different types of shrimp dumplings and they were ALL SPOILED. I told the manager and he said that we should have told him earlier but we just tried it because it came out late. When we informed the manager he actually yelled at us and said that we should have told him earlier even though we waited over an hour for our food and it had just arrived.. This restaurant has seriously gone down hill and it's not recommended, because they serve spoiled food, and they offer horrible service.
This Hastings-Sunrise Chinese resteraunt is packed for weekend dim sum. I live in this hood and have noted the crowds of mainly Asian families lined up to fill their bellies. Took my mom and sister along to see what all the fuss was about and after a 10 minute wait a table came available. Not being particularily experienced in dining out in Asian resteraunts, my mom gaped at the size of the room filled with happy looking diners scarfing down interesting looking small plates and baskets of snacks. I would estimate the room seats 100-125 patrons. Its loud and slightly chaotic; typical of what most of us who eat dim sum have come to love in Vancouver. At our table we looked over a card that lists the 30 or 40 items available. You mark the box next to the menu item then hand it to one of the servers patrolling the resteraunt. Very quickly and in rapid succession the treats arrived. We opted for some tried and true dim sum classics (chao siu bao, siu mai etc) and a couple other things that caught our eye. An order of gai lan in garlic sauce was a nice counter-point to the meat and pork that make up most of the fillings in the dumplings we had. It was fun to see mom fumble with chopsticks until finally waving down a waiter for a fork. Her 70 year old pallet was up for the odd "gelatinous" textures but she was shaking her head at the amount of food that kept on coming. One caveat for dim sum newbies: Order conservatively initially then get more if you're still hungry. Our bill was $48 after tax and before tip. There was too much food so we carted the left-overs away. The food was simple, fresh and good value. Service was efficient and definitely no-frills. I would recommend Dung Sing Chin for your dim sum fix
As seasoned dim summer thought that because of the large crowd that this place was worth a visit. Initially offered a seat where we could see the kitchen where there were many large bags of garbage piled up. Dim Sum was just plain bad! Actually had to remove some of the food from my mouth as it tasted off. Some of it was cold. Never going back. The sign on the window says crab for 4.99/pound when wholesalers are selling crab above that price makes me wonder where they get theirs!!!