Restaurant: Kam Fung Brossard
Restaurant type: Chinese, dim sum
Date: Saturday October 12th 2019
Table of: 5
My favorite dishes: sweet BBQ pork buns + sauteed noodles + fried rice
Last week, my family and I finally checked out Kam Fung Brossard’s dim sum! This time, we got there early (10h15 arrival, opens at 10h00) and the restaurant was maybe 1/3 full on a Saturday. By the time we left (around 11h30), the place was packed full and there was a decent line up. I’d heard from multiple sources that Kam Fung Brossard has the best dim sum in/near Montreal, so I was super excited to finally try it out. Here are the dishes we ended up ordering:
- Sweet BBQ pork buns
- Pork and vegetable dumplings
- Soft BBQ pork buns (Charsiu bao)
- Sweet custard buns [no photo]
- Shrimp balls over fried tofu
- Beef ribs
- Shrimp rice paste roll
- Shrimp dumplings (har gow)
- Pork and shrimp dumplings (siumai)
- Sauteed noodles with bean sprouts, onions and green onions
- Chicken fried rice [à la carte]
Overall, we enjoyed a very good meal, but I wouldn’t say Kam Fung Brossard is my favorite Montreal dim sum restaurant. I stand by the fact that to me, Impérial is the best dim sum in Montreal. I find the food quality to be better overall at Impérial and the service better too.
But, back to Kam Fung Brossard. My favorite dim sum dish is har gow – steamed shrimp dumplings – and the ones at Kam Fung Brossard were dry, so not a great start. With that said, some dishes were very good, like the sweet BBQ pork buns, the sauteed noodles and the chicken fried rice (not a dim sum dish, we ordered it à la carte). I’d never had the sweet BBQ pork buns, so that was a nice. I usually always the steamed ones, which are good too, but that extra sticky sweetness on the sweet ones is nice, but I prefer the bun on them, which resemble bread more. The sauteed noodles were excellent; very nice flavour and a nice big portion too. As mentioned, the chicken fried rice was ordered à la carte, but I really liked it, and I normally never eat rice. It had that great sauteed wok flavour to it, which was delicious.
I didn’t end up eating any of the siumai – pork and shrimp steamed dumplings – but the boys told me they were very good. The other two dumplings which we did order, were both disappointing. I was also disappointed by the assortment of dumplings available, as there weren’t many and I really wanted soup dumplings (xiao long bao).
I also have to add that the service was pretty poor, even for a Chinese restaurant. I understand its a very busy time to come eat, but it took something like 45 mins to an hour to order a plate of fried rice from the à la carte menu, getting basic things like glasses of water was difficult and the route the ladies take with their dim sum carts needs some optimization (its not efficient). I also thought the variety and amount of food coming out of the kitchen was very slow.
Overall, it was a a good experience, but nothing to rave home about (vas-y pas Papa, lol). The food was good, some dishes were better than others, but driving roughly 25 mins to Brossard from Longueuil versus driving roughly 30 minutes to Chinatown from Longueuil, I’ll definitely be going to Impérial next time.
So, here is my review of Kam Fung Brossard:
Food: Good (3/5)
Would I go back?: Nah, not worth it.
Read my Kam Fung Brossard dinner review here.
*All photos and comments are mine