The happy din of dim sum

Rolling carts of deliciousness, a cacophony of happy people, large families, old friends, giddy kids....newcomers to dim sum are often shocked at the sights, and sounds, but lured by the smells. 

I call it the happy din of dim sum. It can take some getting used to. Just focus on the food, you'll be fine.

 Carts constantly circle the dining room and you'll find them arranged by style of cooking (here the fried items) or by content, like the cart I call "OG" or "Old School" it has things like tripe, chicken feet and so on.  Many of the carts will have steamed bao or buns or steamed dumplings.   You can order specialty items like noodle dishes for the table to share, stir fried greens like gai lan, and even specialty items like the cheong fan filled with you tiao (oil fried devils).    Come take a tour with me  and learn the stories behind these names and the etiquette of ordering and tea pouring and so much more.     Thanks to Jamie Sumague for these great photos! Click the photos below to scroll through gallery!  

Carts constantly circle the dining room and you'll find them arranged by style of cooking (here the fried items) or by content, like the cart I call "OG" or "Old School" it has things like tripe, chicken feet and so on.

Many of the carts will have steamed bao or buns or steamed dumplings. 

You can order specialty items like noodle dishes for the table to share, stir fried greens like gai lan, and even specialty items like the cheong fan filled with you tiao (oil fried devils). 

Come take a tour with me and learn the stories behind these names and the etiquette of ordering and tea pouring and so much more. 



Thanks to Jamie Sumague for these great photos! Click the photos below to scroll through gallery!
 

 I love this! Come eat with me!

I love this! Come eat with me!

 Right now we have a contest going on and you could win a free Chinatown Experience Tour (includes dim sum!) or you might win this handy pocket guide to dim sum.   All you have to do to enter is head over to the  Chinatown Tours Facebook page    Announcing a contest to NAME THAT ROOSTER.   One lucky winner will receive a Chinatown Experience Tour (value $75) and one lucky winner will receive my favorite pocket guide to dim sum.  How to enter: - Like the Boston Chinatown Tours Facebook page. - Drop a comment there, tell me: - Why you want to go on a Chinatown Tour? What are you curious about? - What do you think the rooster's name should be and why?  Tag a friend who would enjoy a Chinatown tour.  Contest will begins Monday December 18 and ends at midnight December 31.  We'll announce the winners there.   

Right now we have a contest going on and you could win a free Chinatown Experience Tour (includes dim sum!) or you might win this handy pocket guide to dim sum. 

All you have to do to enter is head over to the Chinatown Tours Facebook page

Announcing a contest to NAME THAT ROOSTER.

One lucky winner will receive a Chinatown Experience Tour (value $75) and one lucky winner will receive my favorite pocket guide to dim sum.

How to enter:
- Like the Boston Chinatown Tours Facebook page.
- Drop a comment there, tell me:
- Why you want to go on a Chinatown Tour? What are you curious about?
- What do you think the rooster's name should be and why?

Tag a friend who would enjoy a Chinatown tour.

Contest will begins Monday December 18 and ends at midnight December 31.

We'll announce the winners there.

 

 Why aren't you here?

Why aren't you here?