Rose, for me a typical Dim Sum is in a huge banquet type hall with medium to large tables. Ladies/men wheel around steam carts that have one or two types of dumplings indeed, but other meat rolls, shrimp, veggies and such. You take a plate from the cart. Sometimes the plate has 4 to 6 of what ever they were rolling about and you share with others at the table. At the end of the night, the plates are counted and that is how it is usually paid for. The people with the carts are constantly wheeling new, hot and fresh things all the time. In Chinatown in San Francisco we rarely had to wait for something new. And it is delicious.
That said, I have had it elsewhere and it was on a smaller scale, where you did actually order from a card...but the same sort of food. I hope you get to have a real great dim sum experience.
And I too love lemon poppy seed cake.
JudyA your date night out with the hubby sounds lovely. I ADORE squid, in fact the whole Malay meal sounds great.
Rose, I would have sat at a chair right by the big ol' pig and got the crispy skin right off it. I am not turned off in the least by a whole roasted pig...The one in the photo looks like it had really well crispied up skin. YUM.
Morwenna, I will check out your fair menus in the cooking guild. And I have actually had bacon dipped in chocolate...can't say it was a favorite, but it wasn't too bad...tasted like salty chocolate.
hamlet OR we could all go to San Francisco Chinatown for Dim Sum Or NYC.
Frelga lady, your supper iwth mom sounds excellent. Russian stores in your city? chicken with prunes? YUM.
Last night I made tacos....I have so much left over guacamole and pico!! I need to make something else Mexican so that I can use it up. The guacamole won't last long!! So I am thinking to make a salad out of the leftovers for tonight.