Dynasty was the best of the three dim sum places we hit while in Vancouver. First-rate cooking and ingredients, good service, nice room, modest prices.
At first I thought this was underseasoned, but then I realized I needed to get a bit of the salty preserved cabbage in every bite. I don't know what the beans are and forgot to ask. I'm pretty sure they're not edamame, they were bigger and not as soft.
Great turnip cake. It had chunks of turnip that gave it a more interesting texture and made it moist, I haven't had that variation before.
Scallop and pea tip dumpling, new to me, complex and delicious.
Beef balls were very good but not quite as impressive as the similar steamed beef dumplings at Fisherman's Palace, which were jazzed up with cilantro and finely diced fresh water chestnuts.
Juicy and delicate cuttlefish ball topped with a little steamed scallop.
Simple, perfect shrimp dumplings.
I ordered the pork and black pepper pie but the waiter persuaded us to get the pork and lemon pie instead. It had so much lemon zest I couldn't taste the pork and was sweet like a dessert. The texture was good but this made no sense to me.