I’ve always regarded dim sum as a means of recovery from a raucous night of too many drinks and too many bad decisions. Gluten-full, deep-fried bites and chewy, steamed delights have a way of erasing those memories that come flooding back when you recount the stamps on the bottom side of your wrists from too much bar hopping.
But Susur Lee’s newest restaurant, Luckee, aims to change our perceptions of dim sum. No longer relegated to the banquet-styled rooms and overhead fluorescent lighting of Chinatown and Markham mainstays, Luckee is dim sum for the discerning diners of the city who want to pair their sui mai with a glass of sauvignon blanc.
The new eatery at the SoHo Metropolitan Hotel on Wellington boasts a beautifully-designed room with modern Chinese decor, amiable accents, and, sadly, pretty badass seating – as in your ass feels bad after a couple hours. (Just sayin’.) But the bounty of updated Chinese fare, from the dim sum menu to the dinner menu, is delicious enough to negate your sciatic sourness.
Check out what we ate and what dishes you need to try when you finally head over to Luckee…