Thursday, 26 April 2012
My parents are coming up this weekend, which means free food! Of course I'll be happy to see them, but it's nice to not have to pay for a meal, right?
There's a place called Dim Sum House about half an hour away from my school and whenever my parents visit, they always like to eat there. For those of you that don't know, dim sum is individual portions of Chinese food that's served on both small plates and in steamer baskets. We usually have dim sum for brunch and I'm definitely looking forward to all the delicious noms I'll be having. Here are my top 5 favorite dim sum:
1. Spring rolls
My favorite part is definitely the flaky crunchy outside. I especially like spring rolls that have bean threads in them.
2. Shrimp Rice Noodle Rolls
Gotta have soy sauce with a hint of sugar poured over them. So good!
3. Turnip Cakes
Every once in awhile, my mom will make these. They're best when they have a crisp crust on the outside from searing in the frying pan.
4. Sticky Rice in Lotus Leaves
This is good with soy sauce over it too. My sis and I fight over who gets the pork inside when my mom makes them.
5. Fried Rice Balls
I'm not sure if there's a better name for them, (I know what they're called in Chinese but I'm not even going to try to translate that to English) but despite the grease, I like fried rice balls a lot. The ones I've had are filled with a pork and mushroom mixture.
Have you ever tried dim sum? If so, what's your favorite?