My family and I went for Dim Sum today. We went to a local Chinese restaurant, Buffet Yangteze, which offers a delicious buffet and also some amazing dim sum offerings at lunch. I am not too adventurous, but I do have some of my favourite items that I always have to eat!
Pork dumplings, or Sui Mai as they are commonly known, are my favourite savory dim sum item. It’s ground pork and shrimp rolled in a ball and wrapped in a won ton wrapper. So simple and tasty!
I always try to have some Sticky Rice as well. The rice is super sticky and mixed with ground meat and chinese sausage, which is then all wrapped in a lotus leaf.
Another item that is a must to eat at dim sum is a Shrimp dumpling, also known as Har Gow. Minced shrimp in a sticky, starchy dough.
Next is a Sesame Ball. It’s a deep fried sticky rice ball filled with red bean paste. These are on the sweeter side instead of savory. I LOVE the sesame balls that are filled with black sesame paste best, but these ones with red bean paste are pretty good too.
And last but not least is my most coveted item, the infamous Egg Tart. I ALWAYS have to have one (or two or three). It’s a sweet egg custard in an amazingly flaky shell. As soon as I get to the buffet, these are the first things I go for because they go FAST!