Dim Sum = Yum

by Brooke on January 31, 2012

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I tried Dim Sum this past Sunday for the very first time.  My friends and I went to MingHin Cuisine in Chinatown.  I have wanted to try Dim Sum forever and was so happy to be finally enjoying it!  We tried so many delicious things including MingHin’s shrimp dumpling, stuffed sticky rice in lotus leaf, pan fried turnip cake, deep fried shrimp roll, pan fried green chive cake, pork belly, shrimp crepe, puffy egg custard tart, pan fried pot sticker, malay sponge cake, BBQ pork bun, and more.

I was not adventurous enough to try the chicken feet, but the important thing is that I TRIED a variety of dishes.  I know that Americans often get caught in a food rut and continue to eat the same five meals over and over again.  However, it is important to keep trying new foods, cooking techniques, recipes, etc. to keep you excited about food.  Many people tell me they don’t like vegetables…well, then try them a new way.  Don’t give up if you don’t like raw carrots; try them boiled with Italian seasoning or baked with cinnamon!  Cooking methods and different flavors completely change that vegetable or dish you are eating.

Be creative.  Be daring.  Be postin’ your ideas (below)!




{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Serena February 1, 2012 at 8:22 pm

OMG, I was just telling a foodie friend yesterday that I had never done dim sum and wanted to go. Thanks for the scoop!!


Brooke February 6, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Hi Serena,

Thanks for leaving a comment! You should try the place, because the food was amazing.


Kristen @ Swanky Dietitian February 2, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Wow! Sounds amazing!
I have never tried Dim Sum. I try to also be adventurous with food. I can definitely get stuck in food ruts.


Brooke February 6, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Kristen you will definately have to try it out and let me know what you think!


Dagny February 3, 2012 at 4:41 pm

You mentioned this perspective to me once but my first reaction is how some people need the exact opposite—Being “excited about food” can be a problem. They’re not the type who are eating “the same five meals”! One of my “tests” to determine a distorted perspective on food is how “excited” somebody gets when they talk about their favorite foods.


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