Tuesday, May 1, 2012

dim sum

My mom's visiting us right now and we have been keeping busy.  We've done A LOT of shopping, played a bunch of hands of Shanghai Rummy (sadly I've not won yet), eaten way too much food (thanks to my mom for some delicious home cooking), and have just enjoyed each others company.  

Yesterday we had the day off and enjoyed some Dim Sum.  I love going out and eating Dim Sum and will definitely miss this when we leave Hong Kong.  Luckily we still have 9 weeks left here (not that I'm counting down or anything), and hopefully will have more chances to enjoy Dim Sum.

For those of you who don't know, Dim Sum is a style of Chinese cuisine.  It involves eating a variety of different types of dumplings, steamed foods, and even some deep fried goodness.  The portions are small and are usually served in steamer baskets.  There are all kinds of options for everyone to enjoy!

Dim Sum at City Hall in Central.  I love being served via the carts!

Taro Dumplings - Wu Gok

Shanghai Soup Dumplings - Siu Long Bau
You need to be careful when eating this as there is soup inside the dumpling!

Pan-Fried Radish Paste with Minced Dried Sausage - Law Buck Go

Steamed Vegetable Dumpling - So Fun Gor

Pork/Prawn Dumpling - Siu Mai

BBQ Pork Bun - Char Siu Bau

Fried Sesame Balls with Lotus Seed Paste Filling - Leen Yung Gin Dui
This is a yummy dessert!

We ate a lot!

28 comments:

  1. i would like to sit with you on the table and enjoy this yummy food :)

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    1. You are definitely welcome to join us anytime! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Wow! So many varieties. I would find it hard to choose one. :)

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    1. I know....that's why I always over order! :) Oops!

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  3. Oh man. I miss dim sum from Hong Kong. That stuff is amazing! Of course, it's possible to get dim sum here, but it's just not the same as the ones in Hong Kong. Enjoy it while you can!! :)

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    1. Girl...I am working on it! :) It's so funny how when you are about to leave a place there are suddenly a hundred things you want to do before you go. Dim sum is definitely on my list a couple of times! :)

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  4. It sounds so good : ) I am glad you can spend time with your Mom! Aren't Moms the best!

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    1. Yes...Moms are the best! It is so nice to have her around as she tends to spoil us (particularly my husband) rotten! :)

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    1. My husband loves those the best too! :)

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  6. I LOVE Dim Sum... I have not had it for years and my absolute favourite is Char Siu Bau... I love those little white dumplings just the thought of them is making my tummy rumble.

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    1. I agree! It is so YUM! Ahh...reading this is making me hungry all over again! I hope you get to enjoy some Dim Sum again soon! :)

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  7. Yay for moms home cooking! This all looks amazing! So nice to meet you, your blog is lovely!

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    1. Thank you Melanie! :) I agree...nobody cooks as good as mom does. Hopefully one day my child will be able to say that about me too! HA!

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  8. my kids and i love dim sum ! enjoy
    ^_^

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    1. Thank you Celine! :) It was delicious!

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  9. Looks so delicious. I can almost taste those dumplings.

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  10. What yummy-looking food! I would have eaten a lot, too! So great to find you in Hong Kong and connect!

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    1. I had a very full belly by the end of lunch! Thank you for stopping by! :)

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  11. I would love to try dim sum someday...it looks so tasty! Lovely blog and lovely pictures. Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the internet and for the kind words.

    xo AlaskanAlison

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! You should definitely try Dim Sum if you ever get a chance! :)

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  12. Never got to taste the dumplings, even though I knew about it. These look delicious!

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    1. They are awesome! If you ever get the chance, definitely have some. :)

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  13. Your thumbnail made me salivate and your post has made me so hungry I could scream. The nearest place we could go for Dim Sum is Sydney, 1,300km away! I always overeat when we have a chance to go there. I am sooo envious . . .

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    1. Oh my! That is a long ways to go to get some Dim Sum. I definitely understand the overeating part, as I always do so as well! :)

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  14. I love dim sum and these images are making me crave for some right now. They all look delicious.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the images! They were superb! :)

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