First up we had an order of spring rolls served with a mayonnaise dip. This was an interesting way to present the spring rolls--in a plastic cup!
Any big fans of congee out there? Congee in Hong Kong is awesome, and this one was full of random animal innards. You name it, it was in here...I'm not a big fan of the intestines and stuff like that, but my aunt enjoyed it!
You can't have dim sum without "hah-gow", or shrimp dumplings!
My memory is horrible, but I've been eating this dish since I was a kid. It's chewy, delicious, and it's the lining of a cow's stomach. The Cantonese for this dish is "ow pak yeep"...hey, marinate anything in MSG for days and it will taste great!
One of my favorite dishes, Phoenix Claws (marinated chicken feet)...I can't get enough of these. Did anyone see Jay Leno eat these the other night? When his guest Andrew Zimmern brought them out for him to try as an "exotic food", I said to myself, "hey, I eat those all the time!". My mouth was actually watering!
Here we have some steamed buns that contained sesame paste inside...a nice simple dessert:
Let's get to my favorite part of dim sum dining 101--pre-washing your dishes in tea. Now, my family does this back home at some restaurants, but you will still see it happening in Richmond or any other busy dim sum restaurant. Basically you are "washing" your chopsticks, bowl, tea cup, spoon, and plate in hot tea. This will either remove excess dishwater remnants or help ease your mind. Either way, all restaurants come around with a bowl that they put on your table to dump the dirty tea into (instead of having customers randomly dumping their dirty tea everywhere):
I didn't get a video of me washing my dishes, but I did get a video of the old man sitting in front of us washing his, haha. Check this out:
What else will I have in store for my last day in Hong Kong? Well, later in the day I had a job interview so that cut into my eating time--but right after I had my afternoon tea "snack". Stay tuned for more.