Dim Sum Delights

October 11, 2008 by admin  
Filed under Dining Guide

Calgary’s Chinatown is home to some of the best Chinese restaurants in Alberta and once you are in the district you cannot go far wrong with your choice of restaurant. One element of Chinese food that is very well represented here is the humble dim sum. Very much a lunchtime dish, dim sum is the collective name for a variety of small dishes, often brought to you on a display trolley - simply select the plates that take your fancy and you’re good to go!
Our favorite dim sum restaurant is Harbour City, located at 302 Centre St SE. At lunchtime the restaurant is buzzing with a mainly Chinese crowd, and you may have to wait for a table. Once seated though, the selection of dim sum is excellent, and the great thing about dim sum is that you can take food gradually and eat as much or as little as you want - you only pay for the dishes you take. Highly recommended are the wan ton, pork dumplings and salt and pepper ribs, and you can’t beat a jasmine tea to accompany them. Enjoy!!
Harbour City
302 Centre St SE, Calgary Alberta
Tel: 403 269 8888

Indian Food at its Best

October 10, 2008 by admin  
Filed under Dining Guide

For those of us with a taste for Indian cuisine, the hunt for the best curry is a never ending quest. Well thanks to the Rajdoot restaurant on trendy 4th St SW, that quest may have ended. Our table was booked for a Friday night, and as expected the place was full with a lively atmosphere. We nibbled on the compulsory poppadoms while we browsed the menu and were delighted with our starter of vegetable pakoras and samosas accompanied by the house tamarind sauce. As a main course my wife enjoyed the Yogi’s vegetable dish of the day which was outstanding, and my choice of butter chicken simply melted in the mouth. Not surprisingly the usual accompaniments of basmati rice and naan bread were of the highest standard, and it is no wonder that they have won several wards over the years. Highly recommended!
2424 4th St SW, Calgary Alberta
Tel: 403 228 7194