After reading Mackenzie’s post about her dim sum experience I was dying to go. The hubs had gone once before, but I never had and I wanted, I needed, to go.
We went to Bao Dim Sum House and had a quick glance at the menu before deciding on what to get. They aren’t walking around with dishes instead you just order and they will bring it to your table.
After we ordered we were brought some sauces to dip our dumplings in. There was a chili sauce and a creamy wasabi sauce. You really had to be careful with the creamy wasabi because it looks like harmless peanut sauce, but it’s a real punch to your sinuses.
We ended up mixing the two and it created a nice melody of spicy savory goodness.
We got the Har Gow (shrimp dumplings). These were good. The outside was nice and thin, but didn’t too well holding up to the shrimp filling inside. They were better when dipped in sauce since they didn’t have much flavor on their own.
I wanted to try a bun and since all their buns had pork except for the veggie one we ordered the Veggie Bun. I LOVED the texture of the bun. It was so incredible, but I will say it needed something meatier to hold up to the carby goodness of the bun.
The spicy chicken dumplings were our favorite. It was ground chicken with spices. This one held together better than the shrimp!
We got the chicken and spinach potstickers and they ended up being my second favorite. I really enjoyed the sear on them. They were super hearty!
I was super curious about the crispy crab and shrimp balls, but can say these were my least favorite. It was too fried and greasy and I didn’t even eat the half that hubs put on my plate.
After dim sum we walked to Four Winters. It’s a little ice-cream shop where they make your ice-cream right in front of you.
I got the Knafeh which is sweet cream ice-cream with vermicelli, pistachio, and rose syrup. I think it was an homage to baklava. I loved it so much-it was sweet and crunchy!
The hubby got a cookie dough and it was brimming with cookie dough pieces. He really enjoyed his too 🙂
All in all I can say it was such a great and cool experience. I love how many different kinds of dumplings there are and the textures between each thing is interesting and fun! If you’ve never had dim sum I highly encourage you to give it a try!
What’s your favorite dim sum item?