If I were to estimate which restaurant in my home town, I visit most regularly, it would be Dim Sum Gardens, now in a new location on the 2nd Floor of the Asian Grocery Store, 268 King St and Logan Ave. When I worked in the Exchange District of Winnipeg , it would be our Friday constant
Three friends have an “A” list of items that we have been enjoying together for a couple of decades. During this time, it becomes a challenge to find new expluratives to describe these favourite items. As a result, I am going to let a picture tell a thousand stories (well maybe not a 1,0000)…..
Shrimp dumplings, pure and simple. I love when the plump shrimp are balled together with plenty of ginger.
Deep fried “perogies”. They have sugar in the dumpling casing that creates that sweet/salty combo that I crave.
Sticky rice: a wedge of rice and savoury fillings like ground meat and mushrooms. I like this version because they do NOT include that gristly sausage that is sometimes added.
Sticky rice is typically wrapped in a bamboo or lotus leaf. I can’t tell which this is.
These are pan-fried chive dumplings. I love the pink vinegar that they are served with. I often get the abundant chives stuck to my front teeth. It takes on of my Besties to politely tell me so.
Pork dumplings-some ingredient in the casing adds a uniqueness to the morsel.
Bonus: I stopped on the way out at the main floor grocery and picked up dim sum provisions for mandatory Sunday supper.
Kath’s quote: “Yum yum dim sum.” Me
(They also serve desserts like this but it is not on the “A” list).
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