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Dim sum in Arizona

Captain's Log, Stardate 01.04.2009

Happy New Year! We went to Arizona for Christmas to visit family.

We went to dim sum with my husband's relatives while we were in Arizona. I love Chinese dim sum--it's yummy! Here's some pictures:

Here's the spread, although we did get several other dishes after this picture was taken, too, so there was even more food! I have to admit I don't really know what most of this stuff is, just that it tasted good.

Captain Caffeine's plate. Looks like he had: top row, L-R: I'm not sure what that first thing is, it might be char siu (marinated roast pork), the next thing is a yummy large noodle wrapped around roast pork or beef or shrimp in a soy sauce, then crispy roast pork (the square thing at top right); bottom row, L-R: siu mai (pork and shrimp dumpling), har gow (shrimp dumpling, one of my favs), tripe (tasty but not to everyone's liking, bottom right).

Here's a close up of the tripe. Behind it is chow mein.

This is braised chicken feet. Before you knock it, you should try it! I like it, and my grandma liked it a lot, too.

This is that noodle wrap thing I mentioned above, this one has marinated roast pork (char siu) inside, and you can see the shoyu (soy sauce) sauce it's in.

MMMM that made me hungry!


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