Shrimp and scallop dumpling, Kum Koon Garden. Photo by grawjewski.fotograph.inc
Winnipeg is chock full of delicious ways to start off the day inspired from all corners of the globe:
Diners casually linger over desserts and sandwiches prepared by the European-style baking wizards at The Crusty Bun. The small German breakfast is a sweet ‘n’ savoury hit: two legendary crusty buns, house-made jam, Swiss cheese, and slices of black forest ham are filling. A thick slab of Oma’s dense apple cake bursts with fresh, juicy apple flavour. 1026 St. Mary’s Rd, 257-7311, Map 2: E-4.
For a Latin-American twist, order pepper and egg hash with chorizo served up in the sunny atrium of Deseo Bistro. Zesty heat from piquillo peppers, chorizo and house-made four-pepper hot sauce is balanced with thick slices of fried corn bread. 48 Albert St, 946-5408, Map 1: O-4.
Diners fly in and out of the bustling Falafel Place for Middle Eastern favourites, like corned beef hash and knishes. Order the signature falafel breakfast, featuring eight crispy balls served with sides of garlicky house-made hummus and tahini sauce, seasoned hash browns and toast. 1101 Corydon Ave, 489-5811, Map 1: T-1.
Watch the world go by on Academy Road from trés chic cafe seating inside The French Way. Sweet seekers sink their teeth into rich, creamy chocolate éclairs, while the savoury bunch gobble up perfectly prepared potato and onion omelettes.
Kum Koon Garden’s enormous 500-seat dining room is a Chinatown hot spot ornately decorated in red and gold. Metal carts roll by delivering a steady stream of dim sum (pictured) dished up from stacks of bamboo baskets. Pan-fried pork dumplings and sticky rice in wrapped in lotus leaf are favourites. 257 King St, 943-4655, Map 1: N-4.