Since we were in Surrey that morning, we dropped by for dim sum at the Kirin at Starlight Casino on the way back to Richmond.
The standard shrimp dumpling was plump and delicious, while the BBQ pork bun was also not bad. The char siu inside wasn't too fatty, which I feel is ideal when it's used this way. I was also happy the bottom was not soggy.
The more premium dish that we ordered was the duck web braised with abalone sauce. It was fancier than the standard ones cooked with oyster sauce in a steamer and definitely looked like they were cooked with care. These were leaner, but I didn't feel the abalone sauce was too different from the regular sauce.
I enjoy the dim sum at this Kirin. It's less packed than the Richmond one, and they don't even charge the standard tea surcharge!
350 Gifford St (Starlight Casino)
New Westminster, BC