Source: Somer McBride
With a rumble of chatter filling the room and carts with various pockets of meat filled dumplings and tiny bites that pass by like a show, stopping at each table for choosing, dim sum at Oriental Pearl is one of our favorite ways to spend the morning with family and friends. In the ultimate kid-friendly fashion, there’s no perusing a menu and waiting 15 minutes for an entree. Food arrives within a moment of sitting and the feast begins!
What to eat? A few items we always snag for our our littles include: lo mai gai (sticky glutinous rice mixed with minced pork and sausage, and steamed in a large lotus leaf pocket, char siu bao, baked or steamed (little buns with barbecue pork filling), and siu mai (steamed shrimp and pork dumpling with dipping sauce). We also enjoy shrimp stuffed eggplant, fried taro cakes and har gow (steamed shrimp dumplings).
Pipsqueak tip With ornate, golden Phoenix and dragon wall decor, tanks filled with lobsters, and the vibrant energy during Dim Sum (called “yum cha”), there’s never a dull moment!