Saturday, February 17, 2007

Gung Hei Fat Choi

Happy Chinese New Year! I was supposed to take pictures of the dim sum dinner at Big Lantern (yes, dinner! some places do dim sum at night! In the Mission of all places, right next to Pakwan and Double Dutch!) but apparently I was too hungry to remember. We started off with sizzling rice soup which didn't have too much sizzle but was still tasty. We also had siu mai (steamed pork dumplings), bbq pork dumplings (they're sweet sticky buns with bbq pork inside!), ha gau (steamed shrimp dumplings), lo mai gai (this is glutinous rice with pork wrapped in a banana leaf but they called it a chinese tamale?!) and some fried crab potstickers. We were full by then but we ordered some sesame balls so I could at least take a picture of that. But then I speared one and put it back (you can't see the hole 'cause it's on the bottom. Then we went to Elixer for some Hefenweizen and over to a karaoke bar.