Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The dim sum diaries (part one).

Which genius invented dim sum?

Is he or she still around? Can I send them some flowers? A thank you card? Perhaps some money for their grandchildren? An emu? 

I think there's nothing more fun and tasty to nibble on than little packets of tightly-wrapped steamed dumplings; each one a mini-present to open with your tongue.

Oh yikes, I should really think about work in the erotic novel genre, shouldn't I.

My absolute favourite place to eat in Hong Kong is Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao... a mouthful of a name, and a mouthful of an experience. Boom tish.

It's actually a chain of restaurants across Asia, and thus totally un-unique (I'm making up words again), but that doesn't detract from the fact that it's a piece of heaven with every bite. And locals know it... there's always a queue to get in, managed by a ticketing system at the door - sort of like waiting at the post office. 

Their speciality is these Shanghainese-style dumplings that are filled with hot soupy water which bursts into your mouth. They're just... gah.

Every Sunday boyfriend takes me to Crystal Jade is a good Sunday. I had a seriously good Sunday. You?

Crystal Jade's to-die-for fresh watermelon juice

Double-boiled chicken soup... food for the soul

The extra-spesh Shanghainese-style dumplings... (gah again)


  1. Gosh - I still haven't been there! Must put it on the menu for this week! Hope you're well lady xx

  2. Yum Cha is my absolute fave and unfortunately they don't even know it exists in Doha :( I'll get my Dim Sum fix though when I head back home i na couple of weeks for holidays!

  3. Food looks very taste!

  4. Hey there, just passing through from FTLOB. Funny I found your Xiao Long Bao post - I just wrote one myself but about Din Tai Fung in Sydney! From one expat to another it'll definitely be interesting catching up with your story :)

  5. I haven't tried Crystal Jade yet but anywhere that serves Xiao Long Bao is amazing in my books! ;-)

    Looking forward to more Dim Sum posts, I'm brand new to Honkers so always interested to hear about new restaurants!


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