After my jaunt in Brooklyn, RJ and I headed to Queens for some good dim sum at the Good Kitchen Seafood Restaurant. Don’t let the name fool you – it’s not just seafood. It’s a traditional dim sum place where they wheel around carts, everyone is yelling in Cantonese, and you will eat till you can’t move (really – I couldn’t move). I don’t speak Cantonese, so it’s a good thing RJ’s dad’s friend owns this place, and RJ speaks it like a boss. We ordered what felt like several hundred dishes, and the bill came to about $40. Sure, sounds like a lot for lunch, but the actual size of the dim sum itself was so big, we barely finished everything.
As things come out in waves with the carts, I didn’t take any pictures – it’s very different from my typical dim sum experiences, where we order 15 dishes that all come out at once….I will say that I got way more full when they came out in waves, rather than all at once – so it’s a good thing that Part Three involves 27104153612084 miles of walking.
In case you are unfamiliar with dim sum, this is what it typically looks like:
These photos are from a place in New Haven, but generally they are more or less the same. I like to think of them as a Chinese version of tapas. Small plates, a few of each, and you can try them all.
The trip into Queens was short-lived, but my little friend Francois the Panda had a little adventure with a Great Stone Dragon – something he probably won’t be doing again any time soon.
Part Three to come!