Just got back from a trip to Toronto and just had to get my dim sum fix since there are not that many places here in Orlando that have the variety as you would get in Toronto with what? 400,000 ethnic Chinese? Anyhoo, that Canadian politeness went out the window when my Mom almost got into it with another patron over the last dish of fried eggplant stuffed with fish. This lady started flagging down the cart lady with “Hellooo” trying to get her attention but My Mom had already went up to the cart and handed her the white card that the cart pushers mark. You snooze you lose!!! If you happen to catch No Reservations with Tony Bourdain on the Travel Channel the Hong Kong episode, the last segment has him enjoying dim sum in a busy HK restaurant and you get to witness the frenzy at busier dim sum places.
Oh, the other great thing about dim sum in larger cities, competition driving down the price. At TC Choys, each dim such dish as I recall costs like $2.50 minimum. In Toronto, the place we went to it was $1.50 per dish Canadian money.