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Dim sum for dinner @ Dasha!

Now, you KNOW I loves me some dim sum, bro! Dude, I once doubled down on chicken corn soup, shrimp rolls, shrimp cakes and siu mai from Dim Sum King — and that was just for breakfast! Of course, dim sum is usually the first meal of the day, so when I saw that Dasha, this funky joint on King West, was doing dim sum for dinner, I figured I should probably check it out…

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Dude, these steamed pork buns were actually steaming, bro! (They put some dry ice on the plate below to give all their dim sum dishes that extra-smokey effect.) These were a bit different than your typical BBQ pork buns, though — for one thing, the pork wasn’t BBQ, but rather a ground pork mix that might make more sense in a spring roll. But they don’t actually have spring rolls on the menu, so…

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Ain’t nothing wrong with these har gow, doe! These simple shrimp dumplings were coming in so hot, they’ll melt your face off — you almost hafta take ’em outta the basket to let ’em cool down before you chow down. I guess some people might need 2-3 bites to finish these, but you KNOW they’re heading down my piehole whole, bro!!!!

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Now, it’s time for something a little bit different. Siu mai might be one of the most classic dim sum dishes, but here at Dasha, they’re funking it up a notch with these scallop siu mai. Instead of pork, they double down on the seafood with shrimp and scallops — dude, I don’t think I’ve eaten this much shrimp since that one time, at Dim Sum King

And they don’t even have dessert here, except for fortune cookies. My fortune said “Be open for an exciting opportunity…in bed!” 😛

FRONT STREET FOODS: Bison + Lobster = Best Friends Forever!!!

Now, I know I already ate here a few weeks ago, but I just can’t get enough HotBunzz. This real-deal, Bomb.ca, Asian steamed-bun invasion is even more funkalicious than a Duran Duran bassline, bro! So today, I kicked it up a notch with some insane braised bison and sexy surf ‘n turf:

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Let’s begin with bison. This Canadian cowboy is home, home on the range after being braised in Korean kalbi marinade for almost as long as a Triple D marathon on the Food Network. Then they stick it in a bun, and top it with even more bison, an Asian pear puree and a few fried onions, for that extra crunch. The bison is super tender, the bun is nice and crunchy, and I didn’t even use that fork cuz I ended up stuffing this straight down my piehole! But stick around, cuz you know we ain’t done, son…

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Now, for the box-office-smash sequel, they took a braised bison bun and stuck a whole lotta lobster on top. This chicken of the sea is seasoned with a dry jerk spice, some nice brown butter and garlic lemon aioli, to boot! The lobster is super chunky, with a nice hit of jerk, and the bison on the inside is melt-in-your-mouth tender. I’m pretty sure I could eat 17 of these, but they’re two for 15 bucks, and I gotta put gas in the Camaro, so, y’know…

I definitely wouldn’t trade these HotBunzz for a duvet, dude!

So apparently, there’s this new site called Bunz, where you can trade a king-sized duvet for a happy ending, or 18 cinder blocks for your virginity. I just offered to trade a kidney for a bacon double cheeseburger, but when it comes to these HotBunzz, I wouldn’t trade them for anything:

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So, here’s the deal. Front Street Foods, a street food fest that’s dealing out righteous grub in a courtyard on Adelaide, has this funky food stand serving up Asian-style buns stuffed with ingredients from all over this country. And they’re just three for 10 bucks, bro! Let’s zoom in for a closer look:

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What we’ve got here is the Seoul City Beef Short Rib, with kimchi and Korean BBQ sauce on top. Beef is super tender, kimchi adds a nice kick, and the sauce brings it all together. I could eat this one off a flip-flop!

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What’s 10 times better than a pulled pork sandwich at Harvey’s? Pulled pork inside a steamed bun, son! The pork is super fall-aparty, the coleslaw is rich and creamy, and the sauce is boss, hoss!

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Don’t tell my Meat Club (first rule of Meat Club: Don’t talk about Meat Club), but I totally went vegan with this one. They call it The Pharoah’s Falafel, and it’s about as legit as anything you’d get at Ali Baba’s or Lebanon Express. Texture is on point, nicely seasoned and a nice tahini on top. Shut the back door!

If you’re keeping track at home, that’s three delish dishes inside half a cardboard box. Man, I really pounded these buns, and still had room for a dessert one…but I didn’t see any on the menu. I think I could go for The Spiced Granny though!