photo gallery-Dim Sum

photo gallery

Dim Sum

text and images by Carole Terwilliger Meyers

dim sum food art at Saigon Seafood Harbor in Richmond, California
dim sum food art at Saigon Seafood Harbor in Richmond, California

Get a detailed description of dim sum here.
Get detailed description and photos of vegetarian dim sum here and here.
All restaurants are in Northern California unless otherwise noted.

buns

baked pork buns dim sum at Hong Kong Lounge in San Francisco, California

baked pork buns
at Hong Kong Lounge in San Francisco

steamed BBQ pork buns dim sum at Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant in Emeryville, California

steamed BBQ pork buns
at Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant in Emeryville

chicken feet

chicken feet dim sum at Hong Kong Lounge in San Francisco, California

chicken feet
at Hong Kong Lounge in San Francisco

donuts

sugared donuts dim sum at Saigon Seafood Harbor in Richmond, California

sugared donuts
at Saigon Seafood Harbor in Richmond

dumplings

chives and shrimp dumplings dim sum at Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant in Emeryville, California

chives and shrimp dumplings
at Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant in Emeryville

cilantro-shrimp dumplings dim sum at Great Eastern in San Francisco's Chinatown

cilantro-shrimp dumplings
at Great Eastern in San Francisco

dried shrimp-peanut dumplings dim sum at Hong Kong Flower Lounge in Millbrae, California

dried shrimp-peanut dumplings
at Hong Kong Flower Lounge in Millbrae

jumbo shrimp dumpling dim sum at Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant in Emeryville, California

jumbo shrimp dumpling
at Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant in Emeryville

pea sprouts-prawns dumplings dim sum at Hong Kong Flower Lounge in Millbrae, California

pea sprouts-prawn dumplings
at Hong Kong Flower Lounge in Millbrae

shu mai pork and shrimp dumplings dim sum at Saigon Seafood Harbor in Richmond, California

shu mai dumplings
These pretty dumplings are stuffed variously with pork, scallops, green onions, crab, and an assortment of other vegetables and meats.
at Saigon Seafood Harbor in Richmond

fried tar dumpling dim sum at Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant in Emeryville, California

fried taro dumpling
at Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant in Emeryville

Shanghai dumplings dim sum at Shanghai Dumpling Shop in Millbrae, California

xiao long bao pork dumplings/Shanghai soup dumplings
at Shanghai Dumpling Shop in Millbrae
When eating soup-filled dumplings, let them cool for a few minutes then lift them with chopsticks or a spoon and bite off the knot on top.  Wait for the hot steam to escape, then suck out the broth.  Then add your condiments and eat in one bite.
See the video–how to eat Shanghai soup dumplings, filmed at Yank Sing in San Francisco.

Shanghai dumplings dim sum at Hong Kong Flower Lounge in Millbrae, California

more Shanghai soup dumplings
at Hong Kong Flower Lounge in Millbrae

pastries

taro filled pastries dim sum at Saigon Seafood Harbor in Richmond, California

taro-filled pastries
at Saigon Seafood Harbor in Richmond

server preparing Peking duck at Yank Sing in San Francisco, California

Peking duck is sometimes served during dim sum.
at Yank Sing in San Francisco
Peking duck specialty restaurant in Peking (now Beijing)

rice balls

rice balls with shrimp dim sum at Saigon Seafood Harbor in Richmond, California

rice balls with shrimp
at Saigon Seafood Harbor in Richmond

rice noodle

rice noodle stuffed with BBQ pork dim sum at Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant in Emeryville, California

rice noodle stuffed with BBQ pork
at Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant in Emeryville

rice roll dim sum at Shanghai Dumpling Shop in Millbrae, California

rice roll
at Shanghai Dumpling Shop in Millbrae

sticky rice

sticky rice in open lotus leaf dim sum at Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant in Emeryville, California

sticky rice in lotus leaf
at Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant in Emeryville

tarts/desserts

custard cups dim sum at Hong Kong Flower Lounge in Millbrae, California

custard cups
at Hong Kong Flower Lounge in Millbrae

egg custard tarts with birds nest at East Ocean Seafood Restaurant in Emeryville, California

egg custard tarts with birds nest
at Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant in Emeryville