Dim Sum at Tin's Tea House in Walnut Creek
A group of 13 hounds met at Tin's Teahouse in Walnut Creek for a banquet of Dim Sum. Several special dishes were ordered in advance by the Yimster...
I am posting the pictures and hope others will fill in the blanks of what we consumed. I will give my opinion later.
complete set of pictures: http://flickr.com/photos/maus1/sets/7...
Hint, the fish in a pot was the highlight of the meal!
The company was fantastic and the plates well chosen and nicely balanced. My favorite dish/es was the ling cod cooked two ways. They were like a ying and yang combination -- the braised cod belly was pure comfort food with warm, almost autumn flavors; the ling cod with snow peas, fresh and bright and clean flavored. A terrific pairing.
The other dish that I don't usually see at a dim sum sitting (which isn't saying much) was the mango shrimp rolls. Another interesting and well considered combination of flavors.
I also enjoyed especially the shrimp and scallop sai mais - the seafood fresh and the wrapping thin and not too chewy.
The only dish that I found disappointing was the taro puffs, but that could be because they weren't piping hot, which is how I like them.
Thanks to Kathy and Yimster for organizing such a lovely day AND on the East Bay. Also thanks to Yimster for bringing us the spectacular tea -- a jasmine with rosebuds sprinkled into the mix.
A couple of months ago I was invited by a non-posting Hound to a Chinese Service Club for a dinner at Tin’s Teahouse in Walnut Creek. During the dinner I was told that my friend was a friend with Alice the owner of Tin’s. Actually the credit for this meal belongs to someone else. I only ordered the fish cooked two ways.
During the dinner a offer was firmed up to have a off the board dim sum tasting for a few friends and hounds. So the following is some pictures for our weekend lunch.
I normally stay on the West Bay for dim sum but I have been told the Tin’s has some the better dim sum in the East Bay. I will post my take after a few other of the attendee have added their’s
Enjoy the pictures.
The first picture of the set is a Braised Ling Cod Belly, Head and Bones in Clay Pot. The fish is coated in flour deep fried then cooked in a Brown Bean Sauce with BBQ Pork, BBQ Pig, deep fried tofu, Shitake Mushrooms and topped with Green Onions.
The second picture is the second dish of Lind Cod cooked two ways. Ling Cod fillets cooked with snap peas.
Next Large Pea Spouts cooked in Chicken Broth
Salt and Pepper Fillet of Fish
Filled with butter cream rolls
Shrimp Sai Mai
Scallops Sai Mai
BBQ Pork Rice Noodle Rolls
Mango Shrimp Rolls
Deep Fried Shrimp Dumplings
Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings
BBQ Pork Turnovers
1829 Mount Diablo Blvd
Walnut Creek, CA