Dim Sum Newbie


These days the world is a connected and smaller place and we are all very culinary sophisticated.  So I was unprepared for the answer when we recently asked Daughter #2’s BF if he liked Dim Sum.  Of course it became my mission to right the wrong of someone having never tasted one of our favourite foods.

In our younger years in the restaurant days, we had a friend from China named Tommy.  He was a famous eater due to volume and the hot sauce poured onto everything including scrambled eggs.  He turned us on to many Asian culinary delights including Dim Sum.  But it took us along time to get the hang of the art.  Once when daughter #1 was just a baby I took her to the ladies room to change her Nappie (sounds better than diaper in a food blog) and when I got back, our table was covered with food!  D said yes to every item that came by on the cart.  Instead of savouring the morsels and then anticipating the arrival of the next one, we were out the door in 10 minutes, stuffed to the gills.

When my office was next to Chinatown, Dim Sum Garden was a weekly treat and we turned many people onto Dim Sum there.  We had an “A” list of our favourite items that we recommended for their introduction: no to the desserts and NO to the chicken feet.

The first taste….

And so it was with great delight that we took the BF to Dim Sum Garden (our family’s personal favourite).  We like their version of sticky rice and find their prices most reasonable.

Inside a packet of sticky rice

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Kath’s quote:  “If you never try a new thing, how can you tell what it’s like? It’s men such as you that hamper the world’s progress. Think of the man who first tried German sausage!”-Jerome K. Jerome

Love endures

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6 Comments to

“Dim Sum Newbie”

  1. Avatar November 18th, 2010 at 1:04 pm caroline Says:

    when David took me and the boys he made us get the chicken feet- what a waste of eating energy!

  2. Avatar November 18th, 2010 at 1:16 pm kath Says:

    I guess there could be worse things to eat but I just don’t want to think about it.

  3. Avatar November 18th, 2010 at 4:10 pm erin Says:

    OOH we love Dim Sum Garden… The rice packets are one of my favorites too… along with the shark fin dumplings! :)

  4. Avatar November 18th, 2010 at 4:18 pm kath Says:

    You know I was leary of the shark fin dumplings for the longest time until one of the servers there explained that it was the “shape” of the dumpling not what the dumpling was made of, that provided the shark fin name.

  5. Avatar September 2nd, 2011 at 2:31 pm Pepy@Indonesia Eats Says:

    Chicken feet and mango pudding are my must-get list whenever go for dim sum.

  6. Avatar September 2nd, 2011 at 2:38 pm kath Says:

    Tell me more about chicken feet…Does the meat taste like elsewhere on the chicken? Is there a lot of meat? Are they messy to eat?

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