Spread of goodness - Cafe Orient
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Cafe Orient

Address: 808 Somerset St W, Ottawa Hours: 11:00am – 9:00pm (Thu – Tue); closed Wed Website: https://www.cafeorient.ca/     It didn’t take too many visits to Café Orient for it to become my family’s go-to spot for authentic Chinese food. It even usurped my sister and her husband’s favourites, and they’ve been living in Ottawa for the better part of 20 years […]

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Mega dumpling bowl - Dumpling Park
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Dumpling Park

Address: 538 Rochester St, Ottawa, ON (behind the Morning Owl) Hours: 11:00am – 2:00pm (M-F, during the warm months) Website: Nada Green factor: No composting or recycling. Recyclable/re-useable containers.   After hearing tales of delicious lunches at the dumpling truck my sister was mildly addicted to, she shot me a message last summer to meet up for lunch and finally […]

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Coriander shrimp dumplings - Hung Sum
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Hung Sum

Address: 939 Somerset Street West, Ottawa Hours: 11:00am – 9:00pm (M, W-Th), closed Tue, 11:00am – 10:00pm (F), 10:00am – 10:00pm (Sat), 10:00am – 9:00pm (Sun) Website: Just this Facebook account   It can be tough being the new kid on the food writing block (NKOTFWB album dropping soon!), and perhaps even more so when you’re trying a storied, popular restaurant for the first time. […]

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Dumplings in spicy peanut sauce
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Oriental Chu Shing

Address: 691 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON Hours: 11:00am – 11:pm (M-Thu), 11:00am – 12:00am (Fri-Sat), closed Sunday Website: http://orientalchushing.com/   Hip, modern, minimalist – these are three things that Oriental Chu Shing is most definitely not. A throwback to the large Chinese restaurants of yore that have mostly faded away with rising rents, increased competition, and the natural rollover of family […]

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