Legend has it that the Cantonese steamed/fried mini-plates, Dim Sum, originated in tea houses for travellers along the extremely important 3rd-century trade route, the Silk Road. No, not the murder-y dark web wiki, this 4,000 mile Han dynasty trade route was extremely important throughout the millennia. Perhaps most importantly, it likely brought us Dim Sum. These little plates include fabulous pork and shrimp balls, steamed pork buns, rice noodles, chicken feet, tons of veggie dishes, and dessert dishes like egg tarts, thousand-layer cake, or dou fu fa: silky tofu served with a sweet ginger or jasmine syrup. The following are some of the best Dim Sum restaurants in Montreal, most offering the full-service "order off the cart" experience. PS. If you're from Toronto or Vancouver, I already know that your Dim Sum is eons better and blah, blah, blah.
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