Can't wait to see them in a few short days!
As I mentioned briefly before, my absolute favorite breakfast is a cappuccino and a muffin. Since I've been back at Williams, however, t...
Today we drove to Freedom. California, that is—this is where gargantuan organic producer Jacobs Farm has one of its many facilities....
We made the most out of the one rainy day we encountered in Vancouver by going to the Congee House for lunch. Congee is a rice porridge that...
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Dim Sum with Grandma and Grandpa Shum - 3/31/2011
My favorite thing to do with my family in Vancouver is going to dim sum, which is Chinese teatime/brunch. I believe my strong love for and appreciation of (devotion to? adoration of? all of the above?) food comes from my mom's side of the family - whenever we are in Vancouver, the days events revolve around the meals - there is always a list of restaurants we have to go to at all costs. A quote from my Aunt Helen sums our trips up nicely: "I remember the meals, but I don't remember what we did in between." As well, each meal time discussion hinges on what we will be eating next. However, we always enjoy the current meal as well - the Shum family really makes an effort to come together whenever we are in town, and each meal is always well attended. Dim sum is the best - dumplings filled with shrimp "har gow", pork, vegetables, peanuts, chives, scallops, greens are the staple. I love the steamed buns filled with barbecued meat or sweet egg custard. My grandma loves chicken feet, but the gristle and knowledge of what you're consuming is a little too much for me! And the dessert - sweet egg custard in a mini buttery pie shell, called "dan tat." Here's my grandpa Toby reaching for the har gow!