Posted: Jan 27, 2006 11:20 pm
I love dim sum. Shiu mai, har gow, crab claw, taro cake, pea tips, pork-stuffed eggplant, baos, it's all good. There used be a place on Clement in SF that had all-you-can-eat dim sum for like $9 on Saturdays. And it was all fresh. You could keep picking stuff off the carts until you were hallucinating. I cried when it closed.
It's the year of the dog. Last weekend, I went to Chinese new year festival in Oakland Chinatown and the Tet festival in Oakland's New Chinatown, which is actually mostly Vietnamese. Lots of crazy high-pitched singing and dudes selling that stuffed banana leaf thing. Not at all touristy like the one in SF.