I don’t care how cold it is, I need me some dim sum

January 6, 2010 |  Category:   dining out life nyc


I think we ate out more in the last week than we did this entire Fall. And it’s been criminally cold out there, the kind of weather that makes you wish you owned a snuggie, but we dragged our cold selves over to the subway to meet with our friends for dim sum in Chinatown on Sunday. When you have a craving for dim sum AND you seem to have started an annual tradition of starting off the year with a trip to Chinatown, then nothing short of a natural disaster or an illness close to death will stop you from getting your dumplings.

But I will confess that I may have overdone it with our 4 day binge of eating, socializing, and walking around the city in sub-freezing temps with a bad cough (perhaps this momentary lapse in sane thinking is why I thought that a visit to FAO Schwartz during Christmas break was a good idea? And I didn’t even get the kind of wide-eyed, “this blows my freakin’ mind!!!” reaction from Claudine who’s never been there. oh well). I’ve spent the subsequent days sequestered on the couch since then, trying to prevent the cough from turning into an infection because I don’t know about you, but I still remember how sucky the GreatViralInfection of ’09 was early last year when I was completely down for the count for 17 days. So that pseudo New Year’s resolution of getting out more? Guess I need to kick start that program in a little bit. Btw, please don’t mind the self help nature of some of these posts in the upcoming weeks. I’ve since realized that I sometimes teeter on the edge of depression (or when I’m not in denial, I am right there) which is what immobilizes me from getting things done, so I need a self kick in the ass and a daily reminder to “Make it happen!”, Tim Gunn-style. Identifying the problem is the first step, right?

In the meantime, here is my first self help gem found over on the Bedlam of Beefy. How freaking awesome is that??

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  • janet January 6, 2010 at 11:47 am

    feel better soon, thanks for leading me to that quote – so motivating!

  • modernemotive January 6, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Ooh dim sum. I haven’t had that in years. I love the pork bun thingies!

    Feel better hun! 🙂


  • Uncle Beefy January 6, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Dim Sum sounds so perfect right now. None to be had on my rock but must cross the Sound. Unless the Safeway Deli counts? Oh brother!

    Thanks for the link love! Glad you liked the quote/pic. Perfect timing as far as I could tell.

    Get better and take care. 🙂

  • leslie January 6, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Oh those little buns. . .we call them manapua where my family is from (hawaii). Yum!

  • Nina January 6, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    I want some dimsum now!

  • bright and blithe January 6, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Well, if I had to guess from the photographs, it looks to me the outing was worth it…or at least darn near close to worth it. Those look scrumptious.

  • Qwerty January 6, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    That’s also my new year’s resolution–get out more. I think being holed up a lot with only work last year sometimes put me at the brink of depression…here’s to a better 2010! Thanks for the link to the quote. It’s awesome!

  • unha January 6, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    oh.. dimsum. been some time!
    you guys should come out here. a couple of awesome places in BR. when the weather gets better?

  • laura January 6, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    I can’t decide if I am more jealous of your lovely cold weather or that delicious looking dimsum! so jealous!!

  • anonymous January 6, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    i totally think you’re awesome. don’t change anything about yourself. we have those depression moments and it’s comforting to know other normal people have them too. 🙂 i love your blog.

  • Fiona January 7, 2010 at 12:39 am

    It’s a documented medical fact that dim sum is therapeutic. So says the CDC. I think. The red bean paste is especially good.

  • mixette January 7, 2010 at 1:02 am

    Man, your recent photos of the sumptuous Korean spreads and now the dim sum are giving me some serious cravings! The time of year, the semi-depressing weather, yeah – we all need a little self help. Nothing wrong with that.

    Did you know that they even make a snuggie for *dogs*!

  • Chai Ling January 7, 2010 at 1:20 am

    awesome quote! Tks for sharing (big smile)

  • linda January 7, 2010 at 1:44 am

    now i’m going to need some dim sum this weekend! love the quote in the link. hope you feel better soon.

  • Andrew Thornton January 7, 2010 at 4:01 am

    You can do it! Yan can cook!

  • j January 7, 2010 at 9:38 am

    good way to start the new year!! hey, love me some dim sum. i used to go to a place in china town on saturdays but can’t remember the name of it. where did you go?? i just may make a trip with the kids this weekend! thanks and hope you feel better soon:)

  • kribss January 7, 2010 at 10:27 am

    thats so funny- i saved that exact quote to use “later”. i love it!

  • Bess January 7, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    I saw your tweet about the bedlam of beefy quote yesterday and couldn’t resist, I had to put it up on my blog too. I think we are all a little “self-helppy” at this time of year – so don’t hold back, get it off your chest!

  • Michelle January 10, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    That looks delicious! What restaurant did you go to?