Now that school is back in session, I’m sad to leave summer behind. Besides swimming, my summer was consumed with many trips to Chinatown for dim sum, which my kids love. And what’s not to love?
How a propos that I just received Liza Chu’s awesome Dim Sum: A Survival Guide (Blacksmith Books, 2010)! The photos and descriptions are amazing, but my favorite part is the list in back of dishes sans pork (I ate way too much pork in China and swore it off 10+ years ago. Good riddance!).
This book reminds me of Grace Lin’s Dim Sum for Everyone (Knopf, 2001). It’s for ages 4-8, but kids of all ages love it.
All these dumplings bring me back to dining in Hong Kong dim sum stadiums. Here’s one of my favorites:
With my uncle back in 1996 inside the Treasure Floating Restaurant in Shatin, which I’ve since heard has lost its touch.
Where’s your favorite place to eat dim sum?