Red tie party: Dim sum dinner.

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).

In China dim sum is traditionally a morning affair, but it is perfect for a party, too, because everything is bite size.

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.

Doesn’t everyone look smashing in their red?

So fun! Oh and okay… here is one very preggo shot… all taken by the lovely Becky Benians.

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.

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4 responses to “Red tie party: Dim sum dinner.

  1. Fabulous party. Missing you here, HK not the same without you at Bah Kah Doh. x

  2. You look really great, Natasha!!! Truly beautiful!!! ­čÖé

  3. you are a clever hostess! Looks like a great party.

  4. Could you be a more beautiful pregnant woman? You look lovely. And, of course, always the consummate hostess. Hope you are feeling as well as you look.

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