Saturday Dim Sum 9:45 am

Last Saturday I had a strange post-hangover craving for Dim Sum, headed to Chinatown to my favorite restaurant (don’t know what it’s called because I just know where it is without really looking at the awning)…I rarely drink now so I get hungover and drunk very easily! The older I get the less I want to drink. I remember in college I drank almost everyday without getting sick. How things have changed.

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One of my favorites, sticky rice wrapped in lotus leaf.

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Each pocket is filled with sticky rice, meat, vegetables, and a chinese sausage. Sometimes they use seafood. It’s just very savory and salty..

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I always request a super spicy hot sauce. Chopped green peppers (the spiciest kind) and soy sauce. It is painful to eat but I am addicted to the burn.

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Shrimp Dumplings
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Another variety of shrimp dumplings, this one with snow pea leaves. I love the starchy translucent skin of these dumplings.
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The wrapper is made of glutinous starchy flour, creates a transparent skin and a very chewy texture.

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Fried tofu.

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Fried sesame balls, a typical dim sum dessert.
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Fried sesami balls, part of dessert. The outer shell is covered in sesame seeds, the middle layer is made of rice flour, when cooked it makes for a very sticky, chewy texture, the innermost part is filled usually with red bean paste or something sweet. Eating these is supposed to make your ‘luck expand’.

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This fried dish below was both sweet and savory. The texture on the outside was lacy, but also very crunchy.

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