1.05.2008

Did Someone Say Dim Sum?

Sal invited me to go for lunch today, as long as we went for Dim Sum. I've avoided these meals for almost 30 years but lately I've been trying some new things so I thought, what the heck. We went to the Canton on Arthur St. and I have to admit that other than a the texture of the rice noodle, I really did enjoy the meal. It's pretty healthy as everything is steamed. Har gau (shrimp dumplings), cheong fun (rice noodle rolls with shrimp and bbq pork), lo bak go (turnip cakes), shaomai (steamed dumplings with shrimp and pork, I tried and finished them all. Like Dad always said about blood sausage, she'll be sorry she got me started on it.

3 comments:

Jen said...

I'm shocked... Mom told me she was going to ask you to go, but I had my doubts that you'd actually eat the stuff! Glad you liked it! Blood sausage...even I won't try that one.

Ron Kresack said...

If there was someone still making blood sausage, I would convince you that it was awfull, right Dad?

rak said...

Blood Sausage - uggg! We lie of course -Greatnanny made the best.
Dad and I have been making Dim Sum at home using wonton skins - a big improvement in texture and taste over rice noodles!!! We even went out and bought an electric steamer. When we get home we will get you out to the lake for dim sum.
Jen, don't let the name blood sausage fool you. Greatnanny's was excellent. There is a little story about this which we will tell you when we get home.
PS EVERYONE Do not go out a purchase blood sausage- unless Greatnanny made it, it is horrid.