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2013-01-01 09:17:12 AM
No 1000 year old egg?
 
2013-01-01 09:19:38 AM
Dim Sum is Fark for eyegasm. someone should write down recipes, put them in a book or something. when i was a little girl recipes didn't include such nonsense as "use two 10 1/2oz cans of pumpkin pie filling". you picked a pumpkin out back and cooked it down first.

/ we had AM radio
// and we LIKED it
 
2013-01-01 09:22:02 AM

How is babby cooked...


dvdmedia.ign.com

 
2013-01-01 09:26:58 AM
Dim Sum is the bomb, yo.

- Jesse Pinkman
 
2013-01-01 09:32:03 AM
Lots of good stuff there. But you can hold the chicken feet.
 
2013-01-01 09:35:22 AM
Always too crowded around here. Fun going with a group when I had Chinese co-workers, though. They knew what to order, and we definately did not have chicken feet!
 
2013-01-01 09:36:47 AM

KrispyKritter: Dim Sum is Fark for eyegasm. someone should write down recipes, put them in a book or something. when i was a little girl recipes didn't include such nonsense as "use two 10 1/2oz cans of pumpkin pie filling". you picked a pumpkin out back and cooked it down first.

/ we had AM radio
// and we LIKED it


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2013-01-01 09:38:55 AM
Was I supposed to be able to get the pronunciation from the names? I hate having to just point at something....
 
2013-01-01 09:41:11 AM

ZzeusS: Lots of good stuff there. But you can hold the chicken feet.


Practically everything served at Dim Sum is better than chicken feet.

CSB: last year was the first time I had "blood tofu", and it was at a Dim Sum place here in OC. I didn't know what it was so I just dove in and ate about 1/2 the bowl before someone told me it was basically coagulated blood. I had no idea; it had a tofu-like texture and a delicious taste.

Even bad Dim Sum is better than most other food.
 
2013-01-01 09:42:56 AM
Relative to my interests.  And I love dim sum.
 
2013-01-01 09:43:56 AM
dim sum as integer
 
2013-01-01 09:45:29 AM
Essential, but they still don't tell you how to pick out the most flavorful pig scrotum.
 
2013-01-01 09:46:56 AM
Laowais know this is just the tip of the iceberg.
 
2013-01-01 09:47:37 AM
Where is the tripe?
 
2013-01-01 09:48:50 AM
Turnip cakes are the best!
 
2013-01-01 09:50:20 AM

SingerWang: Where is the tripe?


SingerWang: Where is the tripe?


they used it up all when making the McRib
 
2013-01-01 09:50:57 AM
Who in the fluck needed a guide to dim sum? Oh, unless someone wants to try dim sum and be absolutely certain not to try anything new.
 
2013-01-01 09:51:48 AM

mercator_psi: ZzeusS: Lots of good stuff there. But you can hold the chicken feet.

Practically everything served at Dim Sum is better than chicken feet.

CSB: last year was the first time I had "blood tofu", and it was at a Dim Sum place here in OC. I didn't know what it was so I just dove in and ate about 1/2 the bowl before someone told me it was basically coagulated blood. I had no idea; it had a tofu-like texture and a delicious taste.

Even bad Dim Sum is better than most other food.


Blood tofu is farking fantastic. A lot of Sichuan dishes have it in them, they also have some kind of blood noodles in hot oil that are delicious. I don't know what half the dishes are (because I can only read a few characters) so I just order by sight.

Not many Cantonese restaurants up here in the north, though, so not much dim sum.

SingerWang: Where is the tripe?


Roasted spicy lamb lung tastes exactly like roast beef. Pork intestine is really good in soup, too. There's so much great Chinese food you'd never see in the US, I'm going to miss it when I go home.
 
2013-01-01 09:53:22 AM
Dammit subby and making me hungry

/wish there were good places around my neck of the woods that served good dim sum
//dim sum for breakfast sounds good
 
2013-01-01 09:58:58 AM

Krymson Tyde: KrispyKritter: Dim Sum is Fark for eyegasm. someone should write down recipes, put them in a book or something. when i was a little girl recipes didn't include such nonsense as "use two 10 1/2oz cans of pumpkin pie filling". you picked a pumpkin out back and cooked it down first.

/ we had AM radio
// and we LIKED it

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Now I've got that song stuck in my head - oh, well, I'd better share it will everyone!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjg39XRkjVc
 
2013-01-01 09:59:24 AM

AuralArgument: Laowais know this is just the tip of the iceberg.


Yeah, too bad the only edible things are sticky rice and dumplings though.
 
2013-01-01 09:59:54 AM
No soup dumplings?
 
2013-01-01 10:00:07 AM
Like people...this is 2013 now. Stop making fun of the leader of
North Korea !
 
2013-01-01 10:01:05 AM
The chicken feet is tasty as fark.

And you know it is from a chicken, unlike some fast foods people love.
 
2013-01-01 10:01:38 AM
How the heck do we get "dim sum" out of "dian xin"? Did some ancient Englishman decide to fark up every Chinese translation on purpose?
 
2013-01-01 10:07:49 AM

Kuroutesshin: Blood tofu is farking fantastic.


Second.
 
2013-01-01 10:08:12 AM
Are the chicken feet actually chicken feet?

/ew
//love me some potstickers though
 
2013-01-01 10:08:29 AM

casual disregard: How the heck do we get "dim sum" out of "dian xin"? Did some ancient Englishman decide to fark up every Chinese translation on purpose?


All pinyin is written like that. It's shiat.
 
2013-01-01 10:09:09 AM

KrispyKritter: Dim Sum is Fark for eyegasm. someone should write down recipes, put them in a book or something. when i was a little girl recipes didn't include such nonsense as "use two 10 1/2oz cans of pumpkin pie filling". you picked a pumpkin out back and cooked it down first.

/ we had AM radio
// and we LIKED it


I hate when I'm searching for a recipe, say for lemon poppy seed cupcakes, and the first recipe is something like:

Ingredients
One lemon cake mix prepared according to box
Half cup poppyseeds

Gee, thanks.

Maybe I'll serve it with some of Paula Deen's English peas.
 
2013-01-01 10:11:35 AM

casual disregard: How the heck do we get "dim sum" out of "dian xin"? Did some ancient Englishman decide to fark up every Chinese translation on purpose?


Don't take it personally. Look what they do to their own language. I mean, Worcestershire is pronounced "woostersher".
 
2013-01-01 10:14:32 AM

casual disregard: How the heck do we get "dim sum" out of "dian xin"? Did some ancient Englishman decide to fark up every Chinese translation on purpose?


Same as how Guangzhou was called Canton, and Macau is named after a local temple (A-Ma), and Mumbai was called Bombay.

ts3.mm.bing.net

Basically, colonists didn't give a fark.

/usually Portuguese fark ups, actually
 
2013-01-01 10:14:38 AM
Dian xin is Mandarin and dim sum is Cantonese. Their Cantonese romanization seems to be from 1930 when they added an inexplicable "r" to the end of every word. It's the silent, British "r", I guess.
 
2013-01-01 10:16:29 AM

casual disregard: How the heck do we get "dian xin" out of "dim sum"? Did some ancient Englishman decide to fark up every Chinese translation on purpose?



FTFY. Cantonese is an older language than Mandarin. Dim Sum is Cantonese.
 
2013-01-01 10:27:14 AM
I have not tried a pork bun before but it is looking very delicious right now.
 
2013-01-01 10:27:20 AM
Thanks for your responses, Farkers. I feel so loved :3

Linguistics is incredibly interesting to me, but also so dense that I can't get involved more than tangentially.

Next question: chicken feet has bone. Do you eat the bone?
 
2013-01-01 10:28:15 AM

abhorrent1: Are the chicken feet actually chicken feet?

/ew
//love me some potstickers though


Chicken feet are not as gross as they may sound. The meat is very much like leg meat - to me, anyway.
 
2013-01-01 10:28:20 AM
Recently discovered a great dim sum place here and I've gone twice in the past month. It's always crowded. They are happy to explain what each dish is and what's in it. Tons of good food at a great price.
 
2013-01-01 10:32:06 AM
Damn you subby.
 
2013-01-01 10:34:05 AM

BabyDumplings: Turnip cakes are the best!



I've had or heard about 80 percent of the stuff on this list. Hadn't seen that one before, and it looks damn tasty.
 
2013-01-01 10:35:05 AM

casual disregard:

Next question: chicken feet has bone. Do you eat the bone?


No. You just gnaw on the farkers, throw what's left to a stray cat.
 
2013-01-01 10:36:49 AM

ZzeusS: Lots of good stuff there. But you can hold the chicken feet.


Tried a chicken foot at the urging of my Chinese/Taiwanese co-workers. It was in too tough to bite through the skin. I could feel the little foot bones and claws. Was gross. Got partial credit for the attempt.
 
2013-01-01 10:37:22 AM
There are a large number of foods made from blood. The two I'm most familiar with are English blood-pudding, a sausage, and the German blutwurst, also a sausage but with a very different texture.
 
2013-01-01 10:39:35 AM

casual disregard: Thanks for your responses, Farkers. I feel so loved :3

Linguistics is incredibly interesting to me, but also so dense that I can't get involved more than tangentially.

Next question: chicken feet has bone. Do you eat the bone?


No. It's boiled and 'cured' with some spices and herbs, which gives it its distinctive coloring. This process loosens the 'skin' and cartilage, or whatever is in chicken feet, and that's what's eaten. The bones you spit out, which makes it kinda messy to eat.

But seriously, it's delicious with a little soy or chilli sauce.
 
2013-01-01 10:40:02 AM
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Om nom nom
 
2013-01-01 10:48:39 AM

KrispyKritter:
/ we had AM radio
// and we LIKED it


We're going down that path, huh?

Did you listen to The Shadow?
Did you get your fresh vegetables from a horse-drawn cart?
Was your milk delivered to your front door - and have a little cream erection on freezing days?
Did you get mail deliveries twice a day?
Did your margarine come in a package that had a color pellet to squeeze and spread around to change the color to yellow?
Did you have to get out of the chair to change the TV channel?
Could you grab onto the backs of cars and slide during snowy days because snow plows didn't exist?

/need to take a nap now
 
2013-01-01 10:48:42 AM

GungFu: casual disregard: How the heck do we get "dian xin" out of "dim sum"? Did some ancient Englishman decide to fark up every Chinese translation on purpose?


FTFY. Cantonese is an older language than Mandarin. Dim Sum is Cantonese.


Forget the age of the languages...most dim sum restauranteurs are Cantonese. I once lived near a restaurant that served Mandarin/Northern style small plates, but it functioned very much like a tapas restaurant and was much more upscale. My fave Cantonese dim sum restaurant used menus instead of carts, but they also used garbage bags as table cloths and would regularly seat multiple parties at a table during the chaos of a weekend service...

/list fails mentioning custard and taro desserts but omitting red bean
 
2013-01-01 10:54:21 AM
Loves me some bao.
 
2013-01-01 10:58:13 AM

phenn: abhorrent1: Are the chicken feet actually chicken feet?

/ew
//love me some potstickers though

Chicken feet are not as gross as they may sound. The meat is very much like leg meat - to me, anyway.


When I was in college I had a chinese american friend take me to dim sum. Not recognizing what they were, I ordered the chicken feet even though he asked me if I was sure. I ate most of them even though I realized what they were after I ordered them. They were OK but it's just skin and sinew, no meat. I even took some home as left overs but was revolted by the sight of them in full daylight, ended up throwing them away.

/when a chinese friend asks you if you are sure about ordering something at dim sum don't be stupid, don't order it.
//I was also too stupid to realize he was "taking me out", he came out as gay a few years later.
 
2013-01-01 11:13:58 AM

rev. dave: I have not tried a pork bun before but it is looking very delicious right now.


I swear those things are like crack.
 
2013-01-01 11:15:55 AM
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I've had or heard about 80 percent of the stuff on this list. Hadn't seen that one before, and it looks damn tasty.

I can get them in about 4 different places around here of varying quality.  The best ones are crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside, with lots of pork.
 
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