Dim-sum posts on Food in Mouth

Dim-sum posts on Food in Mouth

This morning at breakfast, I was eating some coco puffs with soy milk. Wifey asked me what kind of soy milk it was, and I said it was on sale. She looked at the packaging, which had some panda on it or some shit, and looked at the ingredients list. She said the number one ingredient was water. That was interesting cuz coco puffs don’t taste like cocoa either, they taste like corn balls. That brings me to dim sum in Hong Kong because the thing is that dim sum in Hong Kong taste like something. Sometimes the dim sum in NYC is just passable. Sure, you could head up to RedFarm to get some $18 dollar shumai, but I mean, I ain’t no baller. That might work once a year, but not weekly. Dim sum is so affordable in Hong Kong you can eat it weekly. At Tim Ho Wan, the dim sum is damn good…. [Continue reading]

July 31, 2013 at 7:09 pm

I wonder if there are people out there that grow up on eating dim sum by ordering it from a menu. Cuz you know how they say the way you grew up eating certain things is how you think it should be. Like pizza or burgers. Most of the time, dim sum comes in these carts where they roll around and you pick and choose what you want. In the minority, there are restaurants where the items are to be ordered and then they’re brought out to you. Sunway is such a place in Flushing Queens. Not purely a dim sum restaurant, Sunway seems to be a casual place that happens to have decent dim sum on the menu as well…. [Continue reading]

April 11, 2013 at 5:59 pm

The thing about eating in Flushing is that sometimes you can get things that are less likely to be found in Manhattan. Taiwanese restaurants is one of those things. A food court with a variety of options is another. Dim sum I heard was supposed to be better. As it turns out, I’m not sure that Flushing holds any supremacy over Manhattan in that regard. Steph and I didn’t set out to see if conventional wisdom would hold up, we simply visited Flushing because too many months had lapsed since our previous visit. Jade Asian seemed like as good of an option as any in Flushing, and we actually broke our personal best record for earliest time to eat dim sum… we got to Jade Asian before 11:30 am and beat the crowd…. [Continue reading]

July 10, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Nom Wah Tea Parlor in Chinatown is the restaurant version of the retro basketball jersey. If you’re not familiar with retro jerseys, they’re basically wearable antique road shows for sports fanatics. Essentially it’s out-of-style basketball fashion that’s back in style because being old is chic again. I used to walk by Nom Wah Tea Parlor for one reason and one reason only, to go visit Excellent Pork Chop House. There would be older folks playing mahjong in there and stuff. I never ever even felt an inkling to visit the place because it looked dingy back then, and I had never really seen anyone eat there when I used to live in Chinatown. But then the NYTimes showed up and said they got revamped and there’s new food in there. This old place had become cool again! Steph and I decided to go check it out…. [Continue reading]

July 26, 2011 at 7:35 pm

Last night I googled for some story and the third link on the result page was from the HuffPo. What was on that HuffPo page? A twenty-five word blurb about the story at NYTimes. On the result page, the NYTimes page for the story was the fifth link, two below the new AOL entity. I’ve heard that at HuffPo, since they get so much traffic, they can real-time test post titles and utilize a/b testing to figure out which one people click on more. Then the more popular one becomes the permanent one. And thus, useless page at HuffPo that just links to NYTimes, where the story was. It’s depressing. I don’t want to just talk about some good dim sum at Golden Unicorn. Nevermind that it’s a solid place to go in NYC’s Chinatown, even though all the food enthusiasts clamor for BK or Queens. Seriously, the outter boroughs are not Hong Kong. So to have a quality post, I gotta stuff it with keywords and hope for the best. Also I learned, apparently talking about whether a restaurant is useful for dating is a good way to get in the good graces of Larry and Sergei. Without further adieu, let’s talk about a dim sum restaurant here in NY where you probably don’t want to take your dates…. [Continue reading]

May 3, 2011 at 4:17 pm

One thing that’s nice about New York is that it’s possible to get restaurant-level desserts without going to a restaurant. Dominique Ansel… [more]

October 22, 2015 at 1:12 am

We went to check out the new-ish Whitney Museum by the Meatpacking District the other week. The weather was gorgeous and you could see the Freedom Tower… [more]

October 18, 2015 at 5:00 pm

The long goodbye is always the hardest. And while school happens and time passes, we still have to find ways to pass the time, and to fill our bellies…. [more]

October 9, 2015 at 1:03 am

At some point in my life, instead of going to the school that was a five minute bike ride away from my house, I got bussed into an inner city school… [more]

October 1, 2015 at 1:22 am

One of the benefits of marrying someone who is very different from me is that there are new food items to grow to love. Kouign Amann is a buttery pastry… [more]

September 30, 2015 at 1:54 am