Now as much as I enjoy making every single thing myself… sometimes (like when you’re 6+ months preggers and leaving for the US in 3 days) it’ s just too much!
So I decided to order in Dim Sum and what a great idea that was.
I did go out to Shanghai Street, where they sell lots of awesome and cheap kitchen gear, and pick up a wok (yes! hard to believe but I didn’t have one yet) and some bamboo steamers to re-heat the take-out in. Do you know how that works–I didn’t really–you basically add enough water to the wok until it just hits the outer rim of the basket. Once the water is really bubbling, you pop on the basket. Works brilliantly.
I got a wide variety of sizes, but was particularly excited about the very adorable, albeit very unpractical, mini-mini steamer! Look! It’s a little baby dumpling!
I ordered the dim sum from two places to hedge my bets and they were both awesome. Shanghai Garden (Bank of America and Tim Ho Wan (the Michelin-starred place in IFC).
My friend Kirsten alerted me to these fun milk bottles that milk from a local dairy comes from… I thought they worked great to hold chopsticks. I love how they say “Trappist Dairy Hong Kong.” A nice little souvenir actually!
The boys mostly ate standing, but all the girls sat… it’s so funny how often parties end up looking like junior high cafeterias with the strict male / female divide.
I’m all about buying regular clothes in a size or two bigger than what I would normally wear… cheaper and better looking than the maternity route most of the time.