From a young age, my mom encouraged me to learn my way around the kitchen and explore new foods. I can thank her for my cooking skills and for imbuing me with a sense of adventure when it comes to trying new tastes and flavours.
We've been craving dim sum, so we decided to try out a place near my office in Scarborough, a suburb of Toronto with a large Asian population. I'm a dumpling monster so I was super pumped!
We settled on Ruby's after doing some quick research. It was definitely an adventure as I had never been to a huge authentic Chinese banquet hall. Servers walked up and down the long aisles shouting what they had to offer- it was nothing like I had ever seen!
We were hoping for a wide selection of steamed and pan fried dumplings, but instead most of the servers couldn't explain what they were offering.
As a result we didn't take too many chances and kept to the basics.
The sticky rice, spring rolls and steamed shrimp dumplings were good, but I didn't get the range of dumplings I was looking for so I wouldn't go back too fast. It wasn't bad but it wasn't amazing either.
Until the next culinary adventure...