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Dim Sum Demystified

In Places to Go: NoCal on November 2, 2009 at 2:30 am

Just a quickie since I am back on the west coast this week and had brunch at Legendary Palace Dim Sum in Oakland’s Chinatown. I was very lucky that growing up, my mother demonstrated for us that you can always get what you want at a dim sum place, you just have to be willing to ASK. Don’t be meek or act intimidated just because everyone else seems to know what’s going on, eventually you will too. In the meantime, if you’re not quite a regular or want to gain a little dim sum independence, this little postcard set on flickr may help. They have pictures, ingredient descriptions and pronunciations for some of the most typical dim sum offerings. Worse case scenario, just hold up a card and pretend not to notice that the cart ladies are giggling at you.