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)|