dim sum

February 3, 2014

Slightly Peckish: Tim Ho Wan: Michelin-Starred Dim Sum on the Cheap (HKG)

by Sakura Gooneratne

It’s been twenty years since I last set foot in Hong Kong and I was excited to hear about some of the city’s huge changes, including its new airport. The last time I flew into the city, I remember seeing people hanging up their laundry as the plane cruised by the high rises into Kai […]

January 27, 2014

The Vin Vivant: Tripel Happiness with Loh Bak Goh

by Audrey Luk

All day to do as I pleased, all night to gorge on cheese: this was my MLK weekend mantra. It was the start of the Winter Fancy Food Show at the Moscone Center, so Chris was away meeting luminaries of the gourmet world while I puttered about at home, varying my errands with cooking projects […]

April 11, 2011

Culinography: Dim Sum Charlie’s

by Erin Gleeson

I was recently in my hometown of Santa Rosa (Sonoma County, CA) and a bit of a buzz has started about a gathering of food trucks on Monday afternoons in one parking lot in town. Serving fare from their adorable airstream trailer, Dim Sum Charlie’s had the longest line by far- which of course we […]

October 8, 2009

Umamiventure #18: Din Tai Fung (LA)

by Kayoko Akabori

Trailing on the coattails of Yoko’s earlier Umamiventure post to the SAME EXACT RESTAURANT in Tokyo, I am finally ready to unveil the greatness that was Din Tai Fung (DTF) in LA. The only outpost in the U.S. of this legendary Taiwanese restaurant!! As you’ll see, the dumplings look suspiciously similar to the ones they […]

May 21, 2008

Dim Sum Find: Chrysanthemum Tea and Coconut Jelly

by Kayoko Akabori

Went to dim sum in California- Dynasty in the former Vallco Mall (which, in my humble opinion, is better than Joy Luck Place), and got this for dessert which was totally new to me. It’s coconut jelly, lined above with a chrysanthemum tea jelly, encasing bright red jewel-like goji berries. Flavor explosion! A really weird […]

March 17, 2008

California Soul: Joy Luck Place (Cupertino)

by Kayoko Akabori

This post is dedicated to Hua and Wangster. Whenever I go home, I gotta get my dim sum fill. My mom thinks this is so bizarre, cause she knows I always go to dim sum in NY. But it’s just different in the Bay somehow- dare I say better? I don’t know what it is- […]

June 7, 2007

Umamiventure: Ocean Jewel Restaurant

by Kayoko Akabori

A few weeks ago, we ventured on our first official Umami Mart field trip, which I hope we can organize once a month. The idea is to get people in the area, UM contributors and local eaters, to travel far and wide (an outer borough, OH MY!) for infamous eats. In the five years I […]