Until my recent trip to China, I didn’t think it was possible to eat dim sum three days in a row. Well, that’s one more thing I can check off my to-do list for life.
And I was sort of right…it certainly wasn’t possible to gorge on dim sum for three consecutive days. I noticed myself eating considerably less at each subsequent meal, such that by the third, I realized I probably hadn’t overeaten at a dim sum meal for the first time in…probably forever. I’m sure even when I was a babe, my parents were spoonfeeding me mushed up pork dumplings and steamed rice rolls to shape me into the giant poofball that I was (and arguably still am ;)).
Some of the highlights:
Fish heads with spicy peppers and garlic with SERIOUS YUM FACTOR. My first time having fish heads prepared this way, and I loved the way the entire fish head, even the bones, were infused with this intensely hot, garlicky flavor. Plus, I got to relive my childhood by eating some eyeballs. I hope I still have friends after that comment.
Sigh…I almost instinctively associate dim sum with family, which is why no matter how bad the food could get, it always manages to bring a smile to my face (or a grimace, whenever the end of the meal comes and they start jumping on top of each other to pay the bill).