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)

6 comments:

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

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  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!

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  3. 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 :)

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  4. 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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