Reigning supreme in the area since 1994, Dynasty has been providing upscale Chinese cuisine to cinephiles and shoppers around Bay and Bloor streets. Once prominently visible on the second floor of the Colonade with a commanding view of Bloor St, Dynasty re-located to Yorkville Ave- the heart of the trendy shopping area in 2010.
The Dynasty management tells me the restaurant brings together various recipes from the “Middle Kingdom”, or fusing the very best Chinese food traditions from north and south. At Dynasty, the weary diner will discover food sensations from the traditional sweeter dishes of the Beijing area to the spicier Chinese fare. The menu at Dynasty also offers culinary delicacies from Canton Province in southern China. Dim Sum is very much a southern dining tradition. I counted 76 dim sum dishes on the menu, and deep fried octopus fingers to my mind is one of the more exotic. For a more traditional palate, there are softer and sweeter dishes, ranging from barbecued pork buns, to steamed vegetarian dumplings. One of my favourites is the to die for Steamed Supreme Har Gow. It is made at Dynasty with shrimp in a rice flour wrap which melts in your mouth.
If Italian pasta is more within your comfort zone, then you will want to order from the extensive list of Noodle dishes such as its Shanghai Chow Mein noodle dish.
|Sticky rice wrapped in lotus leaf|
Dynasty on Yorkville ( At Bay St. close to Bay subway station)
69 Yorkville Ave.
416- 923- 3323