A tip for any popular dim sum place is to go early on a Sunday or be prepared to wait (hmmm although I suppose this is a given or ANY popular brunch place).
On to the foooood!
Shrimp sio mai, one of the most basic and popular items, (and like most Chinese dishes,
also available with pork!)
For the more adventurous eater, get the braised chicken feet...one of my faves!
Fancy a big plate of fried stuffs...get a plate of fried squid! With plenty of crispy tentacles included!
Pork soup dumplings...this was actually a pretty disappointing dish. When you bite into it, it's supposed to gush out with juicy pork broth, but alas the inside was as dry as a regular dumpling. Best place to get this dish is at Joe's Shanghai in NYC.
Another one of my faves...beef balls. Served in threes and drizzled with oddly enough, Worcestershire sauce. I wonder which Chinese person figured this flavor combination out, but hey it works!
Chinese broccoli with oyster sauce, yup you guessed it...this is the only healthy thing on the table. Though
I won't be surprised if pork or pork broth somehow made it into this dish. Seriously though, I think most dim sum dishes have some form of pork in it.
Another great dish and a must order, shrimp (or beef) rolled inside a noodle and doused
with soy sauce. Simple but great!
Another staple item, shrimp dumplings, every table gets one!
Radish cake with oyster sauce.
One of my favorite things to order is congee, or rice soup. It's available in many flavors in specialty congee restaurants but my favorite and the classic, is pork with 1,000 year old egg.
Probably one of the unhealthiest, yet tastiest (coincidence) things on the menu is the
fried taro puffs...and puffy it is!
A pricier item but also really good, clams with black bean sauce.
We also ordered two items of the menu: First is a fried fish fillet topped with fried garlic, jalapenos, and scallions. This dish was great and the fish was so light and crisp.
Last but not least, we ordered Singapore noodles. What makes this noodle dish different? It's thin rice noodles stir fried with curry powder.
Wow, that was a lot of food, even for six people. And if you think it looks greasy, you're absolutely right. The only other tip is to drink PLENTY of hot tea that is provided with the meal, it'll help break down the oil and speed digestion. Stay away from cold water or worse...soda!