Saturday, 9 January 2016

Riverside Cantonese, Cardiff dim sum review

I’ve been keen to check out the dim sum at Riverside Cantonese for yonks.

Having previously enjoyed the Riverside's dinner menu and heard good things about their dim sum, I booked in for a restorative lunch following the excesses of my work Christmas party.

A large pot of Jasmine tea (£2.40) provided vital rehydration.

Special cheung fun (£3.70) contained a delicious trio of fillings - plump king prawns, sweet and savoury char sui pork and spiced minced beef. However, I found the casings a little on the gloopy side. 

Char sui buns (£2.50) were enjoyably soft and fluffy and filled with more of that delicious char sui pork in a sweet barbecue sauce. 

The golden casings of a trio of fried chicken and pak choi dumplings (£2.60) were the best part of the dish - the filling itself was a tad chewy. 

Har gau (£2.60) were good, the crystal dumpling cases with a generous quantity of prawns.

Siu Mai (£2.60) weren’t the prettiest versions I’ve seen and the minced pork and prawn filling was a touch bland. 

Siu lung bao (£2.50) meanwhile had none of the soup filling for which they're known. 

Dim Sum at Riverside Cantonese was enjoyable but I wasn’t blown away. Perhaps I ordered badly or we caught the kitchen on an off day on a dreary Tuesday lunchtime. 

However, at a tenner a head including drinks, it’s hard to question the value for money.

Address - Riverside Cantonese, 44 Tudor Street, Riverside, Cardiff , CF11 6AH
Telephone - 029 2037 2163
Web -

Riverside Cantonese Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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