Why Is Dim Sum So Much More Expensive In Mississauga?

I realize we have a lower Chinese population in Mississauga. However, the dim sum prices are outrageous.

I used to have dim sum every week when visiting my parents in Scarborough. For approximately $50 we would have more than a table full of dim sum items. The quantity of food was amazing where we would take the balance as take out for home. I am talking about 4 mouths consuming $50 of dim sum.

Now compare to Mississauga dim sum – $50  $75 barely feeds two mouths. I remember on occasion a few of my colleagues and I would head out for dim sum on our lunch break. Our average cost was $25 per person with no leftovers to bring back with us.

Not only that, the choice of menu items is so limited in Mississauga… :S.
Why is this so unbalanced? Is it because there is a bigger demand and more competition for Chinese restaurants in Markham and Scarborough?

My advice – if you live in Mississauga and really want dim sum… drive the extra distance and go to Scarborough/Markham.  The little gas you spend to drive out that way will still be more economical than what you spend eating dim sum in Mississauga.


One Comment Add yours

  1. Anonymous says:

    you can get cheap dim sum at Tremendous 3550 Wolfedale Road
    Not comparable to Scarborough but you get alot for cheap

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