Jumbo Dim Sum Dining – Edmonton, AB (Canada)

Meep and I spent the American Thanksgiving in Edmonton with the family and it was quite the reunion. Uncle K was in town from Regina, Uncle T stopped by on his way back to Singapore and Youngest SIL (Heather) and her favourite S was there as well.

On one of the nights before Uncle T left, he took us out for dinner and MIL picked Jumbo. Reservations were easily made over the phone.

The restaurant is fairly massive. Nice, clean and bright – it is good for large family dinners~

There is a Chinese and an English menu. None of us could read Chinese so I naturally got the English Version. The menu includes menu book with appetizers, vegetables, meat, fish, poultry, dim sum items and a drink list.

There is also a separate combination menu that we ordered from.

We ordered the Delicious dinner for 6 for $128.95. Instead of the lobster we substituted it for crab for a reduced price of $119.95. We had 8 people and thought we should order a few extra dishes, which was not a great idea because we had a lot of food left behind.

House Special Soup
I didn’t take a picture of the soup. It was a Pork and watercress soup.
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Crab with Ginger and Scallions (substituted lobster w crab)

The crab was pulled right out of the tank and prepared for us. The fish was lightly coated with flour and fried, then tossed with ginger and scallions. I love crab prepared anyway and this is one of my favourites. The salty, gingery sauce is great on rice and the crab was cooked just right.
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Shrimp & Chicken in Bird’s Nest (also a substitute)

Tender chicken breast and shrimp that is cooked perfectly, tossed with mushrooms, snow peas, celery, carrot and onion. The sauce was a light abalone/scallop sauce that is packful of flavour. The nest was a little underdone and pale so it was quite “chalky”.
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Chinese Broccoli with Garlic Sauce

Very simple but great way to get a vegetable fix. Delicious!
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Braised Beef Tendon & Brisket in Hot Pot

I really enjoyed the tender beef and braised beancurd skin but that was it. The sauce was way too goopy from all the tendon, fat and hours of braising. The sauce was sweet salty gingery, and was not bad if it wa snot for the texture. There was so much tendon in the dish that it got too much even for tendon lovers.
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Crispy Chicken with Garlic Soy Sauce

Who knew my favourite dish of the night was going to be chicken!! The chicken skin was sooo crispy, and the meat was incredibly moist. The garlic soy sauce was just that – garlicky and salty. Great dish!
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Fish Fillet Thai Style with Sweet & Sour Spicy Sauce

I was not a fan of this dish. Not only did the sweet and sour spicy sauce taste like the bottled sweet chilli sauce, the fish was thick battered fish that was probably pre frozen. The texture of the fish was not firm and quite mushy. It could be me being super picking when it comes to fish because others seem to enjoy it just fine.

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Additional Dishes:
Pekingese Style Pork Chop
$13.95

Usually one of my favourite dishes – instead of the usually sweet and sour, pekingese style pork chop is a bit more distinct. Crispy fried pork chops tossed in a tangy, vinegary, sweet and salty sauce. The pork chops are very meaty and cooked so well. It was still very crispy when served and the meat was tender and juicy.
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Black Bean Steamed Scallop & Tofu $16.95

This was one of the favourite dishes of the night. It didn’t look great and it was quite pungent BUT very good over white jasmine rice. The black bean sauce was salty and a tad peppery. The tofu absorbs all the sauce, and actually on its own is quite salty but with rice it is tasty.

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Total Damage: N/A (Thanks to Uncle T!)

Personal Rating: 3 out of 5 (Good)

Nothing was excellent but the dishes were all pretty standard well prepared Chinese food. I won’t go out of my way to dine here for a birthday or special occasion but good enough for a quick Chinese food fix.

I have had dim sum here back in the days when we lived here over 5 years ago and I heard it is still decent.

Pricing for the dishes were pricier than some of the Chinatown options, but the quality and portion size is good. With the convenience of not having to drive all the way to Chinatown and deal with parking, this is a good option.Service was standard chinese restaurant – a little abrupt, rushed and rough around the edges, but very consistent and efficient.

(note: if you are dining in a huge group, typically it is way cheaper to order a set menu. I did the math for what it would cost if we ordered these dishes individually, and we do save about $20 – $30 by ordering the set menu.

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Jumbo Dim Sum Dining

10451-170 St NW
Edmonton, AB
T5P 4T2

(780) 481 3838

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