Ok, ok that was a terrible pun...and no I am not at all sorry for it! Today Ben's parents took the two of us out to Dim Sum. Now usually (especially lately) I am not awake before noon and do a vast amount of snarling at anyone who tries to wake me up. Ben just had to say 'Amanda, want Dim Sum?' and I was up, dressed, and ready before almost everyone else! We went to Bo Ling's and had quite the feast, my new plan when we get settled into our own house is to use the amazing Asian store nearby to start making my own Dim Sum.
First of course was Tea, a delightful Pu-erh tea and certainly one of the best I have had. Even Ben who usually hates my fermented teas (says they taste like grave soil, hehe) liked this one.
This is just a general view of the yum haul. Those dumplings are one of my favorite things (probably not going to try to make them) Yu Chi Gau (shark fin dumplings) I go crazy for shark fin, so good! The vibrant green dish behind is Gai Lan with Oyster sauce which I will make in large quantities and just eat till my
One dish that Ben selected which I did not like was the Chicken Feet in Black Bean Sauce. The taste was fantastic, but ugh, the texture! I hate slimy or squishy textures, especially on meat...and these were squishy.
And of course, looking at the pictures is making me hungry for more! I will share any successful recipes when I start attempting them myself.