Johnny Boy has decided its time to decipher Dim Sum, or Diǎnxīn (点心) to all the novices out there If you've never been, you should add it to your bucket list. Imagine dim sum as the original godfather to the bu*lsh*t tiny plate restaurants that have seemingly popped up everywhere. I have decided to compile a list of my favorite dishes, the first being Har Gau (image above), better known to Americans as steamed shrimp dumplings. They have a wheat starch skin that's cut with tapioca, then stuffed with shrimp, and flavored with pork, scallions, and bamboo shoots.
Ngao Yuk, simply put, they're the softest meatballs you'll taste, served on simmered tofu skin and topped with Worcestershire sauce, a definite MUST TRY!
Pei Guen are steamed tofu skin rolls, stuffed with shrimp, chicken or pork. They also come fried.
Check back tomorrow for "Dim Sum Deciphered (Parte Dos)" for non dumpling / adventurous dishes to order.