Simply simmered Chinese broccoli has a hearty flavor that pairs well with oyster sauce in this classic Cantonese preparation. Our version adds some fried garlic to the mix, using the flavorful garlic oil to amp up flavor.
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The last place you expect to find seasonal variation is in Chinese restaurants. It does happen, but to the casual observer, it's the same bell peppers and bok choy month in and month out. So I was immediately curious when Cai, a big dim sum hall in Chinatown, had pumpkin congee on its menu.
The crowds form early for dim sum at this Sunset Park favorite. Follow them for some very good dumplings, prompt, agreeable service, and the kind of palatial ambiance that makes dim sum so much fun.
If you're hankering for a Sunday morning meal, and you just can't stomach the notion of syrup-soaked griddle cakes, dim sum is the way to go, and in Chicago it doesn't get much better than Cai.
Why settle on one dish when you can sample dozens? Oh right, NO REASON, that's why. Enter dim sum, the ancient Chinese art of making a whole lot of damn fine food, served small plate-style at exceedingly affordable prices. It is, at least through my humble, New-York-Jew-tinted glasses, the shining jewel in the Cantonese crown. But it's a pretty epic feat to tackle a real dim sum menu in your home kitchen, and one we prefer to leave to the pros. Instead, we've got a DIY menu designed to pack a whole bunch of our favorite Chinese recipes into some delicious, dim sum-sized packages.
Spend a day in this Asian food mecca just outside of Vancouver and you can start with dim sum, end with night market fare, and feast proudly on fried chicken, ramen, bubble tea and more in between.
If you're a dim sum newbie who wants to learn more about this popular style of Cantonese cuisine, check out this five-minute dim sum video guide from Off the Great Wall, a YouTube channel about Asian and Chinese culture. In the video host Carmen describes some of the most popular dim sum dishes and what to look for in a good version of each dish.
Hong Kong dim sum in New York? For real. From now until July 7th, you can find some of Hong Kong's best dim sum at the Mandarin Oriental New York.
Snapshots from Hong Kong: Dim Sum at Tim Ho Wan, aka the World's Cheapest Michelin-starred Restaurant
I knew my trip to Hong Kong wouldn't be complete without at least one dim sum meal. But how do you choose where to go in a city with hundreds of dim sum choices? Maybe narrow it down to Michelin-starred restaurants. Maybe super narrow it down to the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in the world: Tim Ho Wan.
Though 'burrito' isn't really the keyword you're usually looking for on a dim sum menu, this particular item, the Shredded Duck Burrito ($6.90) is a must-order at Koi Palace. It's essentially a set of two flaky, just slightly-greasy, tender scallion pancakes, rolled around moist, rich slices of duck and spears of cucumber.
These fried buns at Sunset Park's most notable dim sum parlor walk the line between savory and sweet.
When you think of great soup dumplings, Philadelphia doesn't immediately spring to mind. But this grimy looking spot (at least on the outside) under a parking garage and next to the recently closed Chinatown Bus Station is one of the best hangover dining options in the city.
You'll know Shangri-La by the line the snakes out the door—a guaranteed sight every Saturday and Sunday between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
I'm a big fan of rooftop films and have made a point of sharing them in videos in order to share what rooftop amazingness is possible. It may be old hat in America, but in China, where food scares and the dangers of pesticides and pollution are only beginning to show their true colors, the new farming movement is just blossoming.
Here are my food highlights from a two-week trip across China with travel partner Intrepid Travel. From rice fields and fried bees to pigs' blood tofu and skyscraper farms...China is an adventure. If you leave this video without a desire for the incredible food of China, you aren't human.
It's been over a decade since I last paid a visit to Go Go, and while we're all thinking about supporting our downtown restaurants, it occurred to me that we've never really taken a stab at the place beyond a couple piecemeal items on this site. How does the dim sum stack up? Pretty well, we'd say—with one major caveat. For best results, stick to the fried food.
I'm not shooting for the moon at dim sum. Is it fresh? It is piping-hot? Check? Check? Well, alright, then. The steamed rice rolls were the best of my recent meal at New Spring Garden, which serves a respectable dim sum, at times great.
The classic Chinese-American appetizer of toast spread with a seasoned shrimp paste. Our version comes topped with a slice of bacon and scallions.
Nom Wah Tea Parlor might be the oldest dim sum parlor in New York, but its latest manager Wilson Tang has proven adept at championing its history through modern social media. That's how we found out about their fried dim sum sampler ($9.95), a tantalizing platter guaranteed to make any fried food lover drool.
Edamame dumplings and Cantonese spring rolls: breakfast of champions? Yes, and it's called dim sum. More and more frequently, traces of dim sum can be found in dinner menus throughout the US, and we're not complaining. In fact, we recently snuck into a restaurant kitchen to see how the small dishes are made. Carey Jones even made some dim sum herself, under the careful guidance of Chef Yang Huang of Buddakan.