There are two things that come to mind when I think of dim sum: cute tiny ladies pushing carts of hot delicious food, and OPI’s “Dim Sum Plum” (this gorgeous shade of color). As for the latter, I cannot really explain why that comes to mind… it’s a beautiful color isn’t it? :)
Anyways, I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to share pics of my gluttony filled weekend! From Monday’s post, I mentioned that it was my dad’s birthday and we spent the whole weekend indulging ourselves in food that was so bad for you, but so good at the same time… Sigh, I had a week-long belly ache after all the food we consumed in a matter of three days. We spent the weekend eating in and around LA and the OC.
So here goes nothing!
First stop: LA!
After Yelping around, we decided to have dim place for lunch since my family had business obligations around that area. Originally (also found on Yelp), we had plans to go to 101 Noodle Express because well, I love me my noodles! And this place had 4/5 stars. But of course, plans change because my mom is the most indecisive person in the world when it comes to food! I guess I got that from her (sorry boyfriend!!) haha :)
We ended up going to NBC Seafood Restaurant. The food was good and there was a large variety of many different dishes, soups, sweets, and desserts to choose from. If there’s one thing that I love about dim sum, it’s that there is always variety…perfect for a girl who is soooo indecisive (again, sorry boyfriend!).
Yelpers gave this place 3.5/5 stars. I, on the other hand, will have to disagree. I give 2/5 stars… why you ask? For me the deciding factor of any restaurant are the bathrooms (weird right, I know it should be about the food! but don’t these people who cook the food, use these bathrooms too??). These bathrooms were beyond disgusting, but then again that’s what you should expect in authentic Chinese restaurants. It’s so sad that my favorite Chinese restaurant is P.F. Chang’s… haha my family would laugh at me if I told them that (expect my mom, she also loves this place :).
Check out part one of my food filled weekend below…
Oh by the way, Dad gives it a 1/5 stars (bathrooms…). Are bathrooms a deciding factors for you when it comes to rating? Or is it purely the food? I would love to know why Yelpers were giving this place so many stars! What are some of your favorite places for dim sum? :)
Another week down, only 3 more weeks to Halloween! Is anyone else bummed that All Hallow’s Eve falls on a Monday…? Geez Monday, you’re already a bummer but thanks for also being a buzz kill too :)
Speaking of Halloween, there are a few things I haven’t done yet…like a pumpkin carve, purchase copious amounts of candy, make my own Halloween themed sugary confections, and watch “Hocus Pocus” (you can watch it in parts here on Youtube). Oh my, I’m way behind this year!
As usual, this week went by so fast! Here are some of my faves from the week…
Favorite day of the month (non-recipe recipe here):