My girlfriend and I recently stopped by the Golden Regency Restaurant at Pacific Mall for dim sum. The restaurant was bustling with people when we and our growling bellies arrived – which is always a good sign.
We were immediately seated, and quickly got our order in of many of our favorite dim sum dishes. Before long, the dishes started to arrive and soon our small two-person table was overflowing with food: pan-fried turnip cakes, steamed beef balls, an assortment of dumplings, steamed sticky rice wrapped in lotus leaves, Chinese donuts wrapped in rice noodles, egg tarts, and mango pudding. Everything was fantastic.
Then came another dim sum cart. The kindly lady offered us a selection of other delicious looking desserts. Despite our full bellies and the food laden table, we agreed to try a new dish we’d never heard of before: a green tea pancake.
This pancake is the reason I decided to write this post. It is one of the best things I’ve ever eaten – and almost rivals the incredible cat fish that once took my breath away in Reykjavik, Iceland. At first, the flavour is moderately sweet, with a subtle hint of green tea in a bean filling. All of this encased in a sesame-covered, pan-fried glutinous rice cake. However, a few moments after your first bite, the fuller aroma hits you. A beautiful, floral flavouring that lingers in your mouth. Delicate, aromatic, and delicious.
If you have the chance to visit The Golden Regency Restaurant, I highly recommend you try this dessert. It’s like nothing else I’ve ever eaten.
The Golden Regency Restaurant is located at:
4300 Steeles Ave E
Markham, ON L3R 0Y5