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Dim Sum Newbie Seeking Advice

hawkwild Apr 29, 2008 01:46 PM

I realize that the *best* way to introduce yourself to Dim Sum is to bring an actual Cantonese speaker with you, but I was hoping that someone here could give me advice on where to take my non-Cantonese self and parents for a Dim Sum adventure on a *Saturday* lunchtime in May. Suggestions on where we should go and what / how we should order would all be appreciated. We might even be up for a trip to the outer boroughs, but are primarily interested in Manhattan. Any advice?

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    kathryn RE: hawkwild Apr 29, 2008 01:58 PM

    There is an awesome post in this thread from Al about "how to do" dim sum, for a newbie.


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      biondanonima RE: kathryn Apr 29, 2008 02:20 PM

      Thanks for that link, Kathryn - it's a very informative thread!

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        Miss Needle RE: biondanonima Apr 29, 2008 03:32 PM

        Yeah, Kathryn is the queen of great links. She must have an awesome set of bookmarks or a terrific cataloging system in her head. Sigh -- wish I had that. I always keep forgetting things.

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          kathryn RE: Miss Needle Apr 29, 2008 06:59 PM

          Bookmarks, I basically "favorite" topics all day long...just click on the checkbox under Manhattan.

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            Miss Needle RE: kathryn Apr 29, 2008 08:16 PM

            Yeah, I've done that too at times but forget most of the time. I'm thinking of trying out use del.icio.us (probably spelled it wrong) so I can bookmark these threads in a more usable fashion.

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      UES Mayor RE: hawkwild Apr 30, 2008 06:15 AM

      just go to pings on mott-most of staff speak some english and most of food identifiable and very good-also can order full dishes off menu. its a very clean hospitable place

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        abud RE: UES Mayor Apr 30, 2008 07:07 AM

        I second Ping's. This is the place that my half chinese boyfriend loves best. He grew up eating dim sum in some LA suburb so he's picky. We have also recently tried 9 chatham sq, which my chinese friend recommended. Ping's is still his favorite.

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        hawkwild RE: hawkwild Apr 30, 2008 03:23 PM

        Thank you all for your great suggestions!

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