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Old 11-23-2007, 09:41 PM   #11
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I live about 3 to 4 hours away from those places. However, my DH has relatives in MA, and when we go to visit, I will definitely plan dim sum in my visit.
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Old 11-24-2007, 01:58 AM   #12
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What kinds of dim sum have you tried?
Don't know all the names for them but apart from the two that I already mentioned yam cakes prawns in bean curd wrappers, steamed prawn dumplings and a fried version, little parcels of minced pork and prawn, century egg porrige, and a heap of other things that I can't think of. Like I said, I don't usually order. I often go with Chinese/Malaysians and they grab what they think we will all enjoy. I was going to try the chicken feet on one occasion but they looked so unappetising with the bits of feathers on them, that I gave them a miss. There was also a pork spareribs in blackbean sauce that I gave a big miss - they looked so fatty and horrid. I don't eat pork very often so it had to fight harder to impress me than other dishes. They also usually get mango puddings and custard tarts but I don't have a sweet tooth so gave them a big miss. Some of the restaurants we go to we get to order from the menu and others are just the trolley. I prefer the order variety as the food comes out freshly cooked and you get what you want. The trolley service can be slow and you miss dishes or some of them are no longer hot. Tepid deep fried stuff is not very tasty.

It's been a while so I will have to organise my friend to go with me soon.
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Old 11-24-2007, 04:03 AM   #13
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Don't know all the names for them but apart from the two that I already mentioned yam cakes prawns in bean curd wrappers, steamed prawn dumplings and a fried version, little parcels of minced pork and prawn, century egg porrige, and a heap of other things that I can't think of. Like I said, I don't usually order. I often go with Chinese/Malaysians and they grab what they think we will all enjoy. I was going to try the chicken feet on one occasion but they looked so unappetising with the bits of feathers on them, that I gave them a miss. There was also a pork spareribs in blackbean sauce that I gave a big miss - they looked so fatty and horrid. I don't eat pork very often so it had to fight harder to impress me than other dishes. They also usually get mango puddings and custard tarts but I don't have a sweet tooth so gave them a big miss. Some of the restaurants we go to we get to order from the menu and others are just the trolley. I prefer the order variety as the food comes out freshly cooked and you get what you want. The trolley service can be slow and you miss dishes or some of them are no longer hot. Tepid deep fried stuff is not very tasty.

It's been a while so I will have to organise my friend to go with me soon.
Please keep in mind that's it's been about 15 years since I've been in California, so maybe a little harder to remember.

I've had all of what you had but the yams, even had what you didn't have, they were YUMMY. The chicken feet are not supposed to have feathers on them, so it was wise not to eat them. LoL They are supposed to be cooked in some kind of black bean sauce, I think. I don't like beans, but the taste of the chicken and the beans, AWESOME!!! My favorite is a rice noodle with shrimp or prawn (or even morsels of other meats), trifolded and snips of green onion and a bit of oil drizzled over the top. MY FAVORITE!!!!! and that's why I want to go back. Also, the egg tart you mentioned (pronounced DONE TAH), another tasty little treat.

I know I asked, but now I'm drooling. LoL
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Old 11-24-2007, 06:28 AM   #14
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While I was shopping I picked up a packet of chicken and mushroom potstickers because of you! Not authentic but not too bad in their own right. Personally I prefer the Japanese seafood gyoza which is a similar dish.
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Old 11-24-2007, 06:45 AM   #15
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LOL I'm sorry!!! :-) Occasionally I do the same thing, just to pass the cravings!! :-)
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Old 11-24-2007, 07:11 AM   #16
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Ah, its okay. I often have some snack type food in the freezer for those meals when I just can't be bothered and don't want to really eat anything, just pick. Otherwise it's just full of fish, meat and veges.
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Old 11-24-2007, 07:26 AM   #17
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in other words, it's good for you!! ;0)
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yeah but it means effort!!! I often have expended my energy before it gets to dinner time. I started early today so I constructed two dishes! But nothing that came from the freezer!! LOL
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Old 11-25-2007, 10:32 PM   #19
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Gimme da chicken feet. All that garlic and soy braised skin and gelatinous goodness. Yum!
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Gimme da chicken feet. All that garlic and soy braised skin and gelatinous goodness. Yum!


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