Monday, January 15, 2007

dim summary

Some people spend their Boxing Day battling crowds to find that hot advertised item that each store carries only two units of. Some use it as a day to recover from the meal the night before. Some lock themselves in their room and play with their presents.

Me? Meet up with my sister for dim sum at the Wah Court in Windsor.

Lessons learned over the years:

1) 11:30 is the ideal time to arrive. Arrive earlier and the servers aren't roaming around with trays - dim sum isn't as much food when you have to order from a sheet. By noon, the room fills and lineups start at the door.

2) If you see mango pudding, grab it, even if you've just started to sample steamed shrimp specialties. One of favourite desserts, the mango pudding seems to make the rounds less frequently than other sweet items.

3) We can't be persuaded to grab a order of chicken feet. We don't think they're disgusting, just not worth the puny yield...or maybe it's memories of Dad grousing about this when he tried them for the first time at a local buffet...or maybe we're in denial and it is because they are chicken feet.

A small sampling of what we ate:

Dim Sum (2) Dim Sum (3)
Dim Sum (4) Dim Sum (5) Dim Sum (6) Dim Sum Thumbs Up
Top row: shrimp har kau, baked BBQ pork buns. Middle row: Vietnamese spring rolls (first time we'd ever seen these carried around), stir-fried sticky rice (in a banana leaf). Bottom row: baked custard buns, Amy giving the meal a thumbs up.

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