Hung Sum
Dim Sum at Hung Sum
Dim Sum at Hung Sum
Hung Sum
Hung Sum
Hung Sum
Hung Sum
Dim Sum at Hung Sum
Foods from Hung Sum

Nov 23
So sad to their about the upcoming closure. One of my fav snack places in my hood. :( :(

Nov 22
They just announced on their Facebook page that November 30th would be their last day in business. :-(

My kids loved this place. I did too.

Sep 16
We had some guests from out of town who are self-proclaimed Dim Sum enthusiasts so felt compelled to bring them to our favourite a la carte dim sum at Hung Sum despite it being a Sunday (I tend to avoid Hung Sum on weekend mornings since its always soooooo busy, certain tasty items run out, and the limited seating makes for long wait times) Sure enough it was 35 minutes before we were seated. I had to keep my cool whilst promising my guests mouthwatering dumpling gratification worth the wait.

For those of you have yet to visit keep in mind that the ambiance is low but the food quality is awesome. The location is also not accessible with stairs into the resto and stairs (dirty carpeted ones) up to the second floor

Classic Dim Sum with that freshly made delight!

Things ordered this time (all that I can remember):

BBQ Pork Buns - tasty steamed sweet bread bun with BBQ pork red bean filling.

Pork Siu Mai - delicious open top pork dumplings with a tasty chewy filling.

Bean Sprout Fried Noodles - Chow-mein style noodles fried in sesame oil with bean sprouts simple yet so satisfying.

Spring Rolls - So Good! Veggie with all kinds of cabbage and mushroom strip filling.

Ginger Beef Dumplings - These little guys are my fav! A fried outside stuffed with beef and drizzled with a ginger sauce and cooked ginger slices. Nom.

Deep Fried Bread Stick - Literally deep fried bread. Tastes like a thick un-sugared beaver tail (not pictured). I like to dip it in chili sauce!

Chinese Broccoli and Garlic - Nice stir fried chinese broccoli with a strong garlic presence - you need this veggie to cut the grease or at least I do! (also not pictured - I was hungry lol)

Other items that I love include the Egg tart (sold out by the time we got there), Rice noodle rolls (very textury and starchy so I could see these not being loved by all), and the fried squid!

2013 Mar 10
There are some great Hung Sum pics and menu item descriptions in this blog post:

2012 Oct 3
I went there for dim-sum three times. Two times good and one time not good. I now learned that if the chef's wife is not the server, she will be the chef and this means that the chef has a day off. In which case, you may need to go somewhere or come back next day when the chef is there. (You do need to expect that no chef can work 7 days a week, right?)

2012 Aug 21
Would anybody know if Hung Sum offers MSG free dim sum?

2012 Aug 19
Thank you Ashley for your post. Despite saying that we wouldn't go back, I told my husband we were going to give Hung Sum another try, my thinking being that if we went when they weren't busy we'd have a better experience and I was right.

Once again we both thought this was the best dim sum we'd ever had, including visits in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. There were only 3 other tables when we arrived and we enjoyed the more leisurely pace we're used to at dim sum. Everything was piping hot from the kitchen, in some cases *too* hot and we had to wait a few minutes for items to cool.

The one thing I still find difficult is in knowing how much to order, but I'm fine to take items to go if it comes to it (and it didn't in this case). Pictured at right is the fried shrimp in eggplant with black bean sauce. Scrumptious.

2012 Aug 14
This place received my vote for "Best Dim Sum" in Ottawa. A small family type restaurant and the dim-sum chef used to be the dim-sum chef at Mandarin Ogilvie.

PS. Expect long lineup for weekends. We went there on a Thursday.

2012 Aug 11
I tried this place for the first time a few weeks ago now. I didn't find any of the dishes we ordered to be that memorable (literally, sorry), except for the noodles, which were delicious. I'm not versed in what makes a noodle great, but these were worthy of comfort food designation. Really, really good.

My family of four ate for less than $40, all in. So very affordable pricing. We were a little sceptical about the sanitary conditions of the kitchen, for reasons I won't mention here, but we'll try it one more time when we feel like dim sum.

2012 Jun 12
Modest, little family-run restaurant that offers made-to-order dim sum along with additional noodle, fried rice and entree items. First impressions may be off-putting (lack of ambience, decor, & slower-than-your-average food preparation), but this place grows on you over time for its honest, tasty eats and humble service. The dumplings, stuffed eggplant, chicken feet are hands down the best in Chinatown. Only the congee is somewhat sub-standard.

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Apr 27
these pics are killing me today.... why, Ottawafoodies, why must you make my nice healthy economical brought-from-home lunch SUCK SO MUCH!??!?!

Apr 24
The quality here is still excellent. We arrived at 5:45pm on a Thursday and were the first dinner customers. By 6:30 the place was full. I think this means you can avoid crowds by going at a non-standard time.

The bean curd rolls are absolutely stellar and the har gow are the best in town. In fact, pretty much everything on the menu is the best in town, although I prefer the Yangtze's shrimp siu mai and steamed ginger squid.

They now accept credit/debit (with fee if your bill is less than $20). Egg tarts are only available on weekends.

2014 Apr 29
Still amazing. Freshest dim sum in town!

Clockwise from top left:

* Bean Curd Rolls -- always great.

* Handmade rice noodle soup with BBQ pork -- very nice, but extremely mild flavour. Great for kids or less adventurous diners.

* Crispy chicken wings. Superbly crispy and salty wonders!

* Shrimp Siu Mai -- my kids eat 4 each, so we have to order 3 steamers!

2012 Apr 16
The shrimp shui mai and stuffed eggplant were especially great. The fried squid was a bit too greasy and chewy, but everything else was very good. To be able to order from a reasonably extensive a la carte dim sum menu at dinner time and have everything arrive piping hot is a welcome treat. I'm not usually a fan of sesame balls but after experiencing them super fresh I give them a thumbs up here!

Some congee is available (plain, fish, or pork and preserved egg), as well as those yummy fried dough sticks.