27 December 2009

Dimsum Delight

I love dimsum… and I am lucky that I live here in Hong Kong where one gets the best dimsum in the world. Nothing beats Hong Kong dimsum.


After church on Christmas morning and after all the presents have been unwrapped, we decided to go have dimsum at the restaurant that my parents had tried out in their previous visits here – the New Star Seafood Restaurant in Causeway Bay.


It was a most satisfying dimsum, because unlike dimsum with only just Chris, me and the children, with my parents and my aunt around, we could order a whole lot more variety. Here is a sampling of what we had:

Har Gow (Steamed shrimp dumplings) – A staple dimsum fare.DSC05051

Siu Mai (燒賣)- Another type of dumpling. This one made with pork and shrimps, with crab roe on top. Both Josh and Zoë love these.DSC05061

Fried turnip cake (蘿蔔糕). I love these with hoisin sauce. DSC05042

Cheong Fun (腸粉)- Rice noodle rolls with barbecued pork stuffing. We also love the one with the prawn stuffing.DSC05041

Taro puffs (芋角) – Stuffed with mashed taro, some bits of mushrooms, shrimps and pork --deep-fried in crispy batter. I love these!DSC05047

“Salt-Water” Stuffed Dumpling (鹹水角) – Sweet and sticky on the outside and a bit salty on the inside. Stuffed with pork and chopped vegetables. I’m not a fan of these, but Chris loves them.DSC05046

Crispy pork with mustard on the side. One plate of these is not enough. Sinful, sinful, but my parents love these, so do both Josh and Zoë, and so do I!DSC05053

Steamed BBQ Pork Buns (Char Siu Bau - 叉燒包). Another dimsum staple.DSC05056

Steamed meatballs (牛肉球). Really tender and juicy.DSC05060

Fish congee with century egg. Congee (粥)= Chinese comfort food.DSC05044

Lap Mei Fun (臘味饭). Artery-clogging, sinful, but oozing with flavor, absolutely yummy. Made with cured meat (pork sausages, liver sausages and duck – meat that has been ‘wind-dried’ and preserved).



Yes, I indulged. Much. Too much.


Flying Giggles and Lollipops said...

Yum! Everything looks so delicious! I love dimsum.

Jana said...

WOW I always say that here dont I? I was just telling John how nice it must be for you to eat all that awesome fresh food!! we lived on a bay in wa but now we live really far from fresh seafood and things and I really miss it! that looks so amazing, I gotta make a trip to Hong Kong at some point!!

That crispy pork is going to ruin my day...nothing will seem quite as good as it looks right now...

ModernMom said...

Oh yum...looks so so good. Must go find something not nearly as good to eat now.

Stockpiling Mom said...

Stopping by from MBC!!! I am now following you!



smiles4u said...

Wow! What wonderful indulgences to celebrate with. Sounds like you and yours had a wonderful Christmas. Yay! XX Lori

LizPhotoBlog said...

WOW! My favorites; Cheong Fun and Congee. Total comfort food. I look forward to more great posts in 2010. Have a Happy Western New Year!

Alicia said...

NO FAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm so starving now after looking at all those pictures!!! I love everything you showed, and can just picture the taste. My stomach is grumbling!!!

Lindy said...

I'm telling you - one trip to Hong Kong and I'll be down to my ideal weight.

I wish I could be more diverse in my palate but it's highly unlikely!!

Nezzy said...

Now, I want to eat and heaven knows I've been doin' plenty of that!

Have a super day!!!

LPC said...

I love Dim Sum. We eat it here in Northern California all the time. Especially now that I have learned what is inside of what, I can order all across the carts...mmm. Zen Peninsula here is my current favorite.

Rachel said...

I'm drooling BIG time now!!! ok, you've made me craving for dimsum at 1am in the morning lol

vivienne said...

oh darn Sing! you are so lucky to have dim sum any day you want. we dont have that many choices here, and certainly not many restaurants that we can go to either. love the photos, they looked so yum!

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