UPDATE (Feb 2011): Sadly, the Crown Princess no longer offers their Early Bird Dim Sum special before 11am. Best to make the trek up north and visit sister restaurant Crown Prince which still runs the deal and offers more variety.
Everyone knows really good dim sum is found way uptown, like in Markham or Scarborough. Cause if you’re looking for dim sum in downtown Toronto, there’s only been two choices: 1) Tasty, upscale dim sum like Lai Wah Heen or Dynasty with their high price points, or 2) Run-of-the-mill, dirt-cheap restaurants where quality is always below average. Finally, there’s an option that merges the two. The Crown Princess (1033 Bay St.) has delicious shared dishes that are reasonably priced, but of course, there’s a catch: You must order before 11a.m.
Yep, you gotta pull yourself out of bed early to get this great deal. Read on to see the 13 dishes we ordered.