Friday, February 13, 2009

The Best Cantonese Dim Sum I've Ever Had (And The View Wasn't Bad, Either!)...

...Was in Yung Shue Wan, near the terminus of the Lamma Island ferry. Stilted on the beach amongst a bustling community made up of both residents and visitors, Sampan Seafood serves quite a nice selection of dian xin. Take the chao shao bao (steamed buns with roast pork) and the sesame balls (glutenous spheres coated with sesame seeds and filled with red bean paste), not to mention my personal favorite at this restaurant, xiao mai (pork dumplings with bits of shrimp and mushroom)...We couldn't help ordering more than we could possibly eat (and then eating it!).

Now that's what I call a Chinese breakfast. Served around ten a.m., the locals sit at large round tables with lazy susans in the middle and, by our observation, enjoy scintillating conversation, camaraderie, and the best eating on that side of the island. For us, people watching and plate after plate of delicious snacks was our recipe for a morning well spent (except for Z, who spent his time well...by beach combing just steps away from us).

~Desi

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