Andrea F

Day 56: Sunday Dim Sum

In Chinatown, NYC, NYC Restaurants, things to do in NYC on July 26, 2009 at 11:06 pm

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For a new spin on Sunday brunch, do like the Chinese and go for dim sum. Restaurants dotting Chinatown cater to weekend crowds who wait in long lines to sit down for the traditional Chinese breakfast ritual that includes small dishes served with tea. Like typical of dim sum in Hong Kong, it’s common to find servers pushing carts (or carrying trays) through the maze of dining room tables until patrons wave to take something. Menus are available with pictures and descriptions, but since the flow of food into the dining room can be rather sporadic, it’s easier just to take things as they come, and at least give them a try. From common steamed dumplings and spareribs, to not so familiar rice wrapped in Lotus leaves, savory Chinese ‘donuts’ and sweet cream buns, dim sum is the perfect time to sample a little of everything. Just be sure to go with an empty stomach and an open mind!


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