As I have tried pretty much all the dim sum places in Richmond, Imperial Court is not exactly the fanciest place. If I am taking a friend from out-of-town out for a luxurious dim sum treat, I would go to Kirin or Empire Seafood. But if I want to have dim sum with my mom or some close friends, I always pick Imperial Court. Their quality is consistently solid, and the price is very reasonable.
My mom’s favourite is the deep fried taro dumplings with duck meat: crispy outside, fluffy inside, and bursting with flavours.But it is hard for me to pick a favourite dish. All the dumpling dishes are good here. The seafood and vegetables are always fresh. I never forget to ask for a a little plate of they specialty chilli oil, it just brightens everything up on your taste buds.
And they also offers rice and noodle dishes during dim sum hours for just $7.95 each, with generous portion. If you pay for you bill before 11am, you get 20% off.