Dim Sum

On Saturday as part of the celebration of our youngest daughter’s birthday, we went to have dim sum for lunch in Paddyfields Restaurant in Oxford City Center. When we do crave for dim sum, we will go to there, as it is the closest restaurant which serves authentic dim sum which tastes good. Below are some of my family’s favourite dishes.

We all like beef  crispy noodles, as the beef is nice and tender and the noodles are crispy. This along with the sauce, helps this dish to work on multiple sensations as you eat it – both taste and texture; if you don’t like beef, it also comes with the choice of chicken or seafood. Nice.

Beef crispy noodles
Beef crispy noodles

My youngest daughter’s favourite is the Har Cheong Fun or prawn rice noodle roll. With the soy sauce , it does taste very nice indeed. In fact my daughter managed to finish this whole plate on her own.

Prawn Cheong fun (rice noodle roll with prawn filling
Prawn Cheong fun (rice noodle roll with prawn filling

These prawn dumplings or har gau are another favourite and a must when we eat dim sum.

Har gau - shrimp dumpling
Har gau – shrimp dumpling

My oldest daughter’s favourite is the siu mai or pork dumpling.  It is great that they both have different favourites, as it means they can tuck in to their own dish when we order dim sum.

Siew Mai - dumpling with wheat flour skin and filling of ground pork and shrimp
Siu Mai – dumpling with wheat flour skin and filling of ground pork and shrimp

The carrot cake is one of my favourite dishes. It is made from shredded chinese radish. This has to be steamed prior to cutting into pieces to pan fry.

Pan fried Carrot cake
Pan fried Carrot cake

The deep fried squid does taste very nice, particularly when dipped in the accompanying tomato sauce.

Deep fried squid with tomato sauce dip
Deep fried squid with tomato sauce dip

The following two are my wife’s favourites – taro dumpling and ham sui gok (fried pork dumpling).

Taro dumpling - crispy outer coating, filled with mashed taro mixed with mushroom, shrimp and pork
Taro dumpling – crispy outer coating, filled with mashed taro mixed with mushroom, shrimp and pork
Ham sui gok - deep fried rice flour skin with filling of pork, mushroom and shrimp
Ham sui gok – deep fried rice flour skin with filling of pork, mushroom and shrimp

It was a good meal, and my daughters enjoyed it immensely.

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