Tag Archive: Dim Sum

Hong Kong: My Favourite Places to Eat

Confession. I’ve been putting off the idea to write about Hong Kong for the longest time now. I first made a visit to this global Chinatown just about this time last year. I can vividly recall how the city folks were slowly gearing back into their routine after a long break over the Chinese New…

Li Yen, The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur: Mooning over Mid-Autumn Festival

Today is the 15th day of the eight month in the Chinese lunar calendar, which makes today – officially – the Mid-Autumn Festival (???). I know it is hard to keep track when the day is actually celebrated, given how early mooncakes of many different varieties are sold as early as July each year. Ironically, this festival…

A Page from My Shanghai Diary: The Dumplings of Shanghai

Shanghai, Day 1 They say, when in Rome do as the Roman does and you’ll be rewarded with a priceless local experience. So, when the local culture is to stand in a long line for what is touted as THE best xiao long bao, then wait in line I shall. The xiao long bao, litereally…

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