some days you just feel like a little dim sum

November 21, 2011 |  Category:   dining out family life

Sometimes you just have to give into your cravings. There is just no other way.
Did you have a good weekend? Ours started off well: a long overdue visit with some old friends of ours and the last outdoor Brooklyn Flea Market of the season before it retreats indoors for the winter. Today has been a confusing day though and I’m not sure what the week will bring. It’s Thanksgiving week. A big change of last minute plans. We won’t be together this holiday…still…need to think about the things we are thankful for.

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  • PInk Ronnie November 21, 2011 at 12:59 am

    Loved this post! I took our boys and my parents to yum cha this week as well – exactly for this reason. Couldn’t put off those cravings any more. My weekend was mostly spent recovering from the crazy week. Sorry to hear your family won’t be together for Thanksgiving. That must be hard. Hope it works out somehow.
    Ronnie xo

  • Joy November 21, 2011 at 1:28 am

    I miss dim sum so much–jealous!

  • nikkiana November 21, 2011 at 1:36 am

    Ooooh. Dim sum. Is there anywhere you particularly recommend for dim sum in the city? It was something I used to go for all the time when I lived close to the Boston area, but haven’t so much since I moved to the city.

  • Lani November 21, 2011 at 2:25 am

    This looks amazing. Looks like you’ve found a good place. Hope we get to go while I’m there. Sorry about the holiday changes….hope you all do OK.

  • Melissa@Julia's Bookbag November 21, 2011 at 3:42 am

    Ah Jenna you have inspired me! Being a former Hawaii dwelling girl, I grew up with dim sum and I do love it so — but I’ve never taken my 5 yr old daughter yet! This just reminded me that I need to do that SOON. There are some wonderful dim sum places in the International District in Seattle ( I live in WA.), did you ever go when you were living in that area?

  • Carol November 21, 2011 at 7:31 am

    I wonder if you can tell us (or me) where you had that delicious meal. I’m headed to NY soon and we love Dim Sum.

  • caroline November 21, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Yum. I had dimsum cravings and satisfied them last week too. I love that chinese donut wrapped with rice noodle. Had the best one this week which had a fried piece of shrimp in the middle. mmmm.

  • Misha November 21, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Oh, my. I’m so sorry that you all won’t be together for Thanksgiving 🙁
    That is so tough…but you’re right, there is a lot of other things to think on that are positive and that one can be thankful for.

  • Misha November 21, 2011 at 9:08 am

    *are a lot of other things

    Uhg, just noticed my grammar

  • Mariam November 21, 2011 at 10:20 am

    I totally relate to this. Except I crave for dim sum all the time. Lucky for me I live in Asia so it’s a craving that can be seen to quite often, and for cheap! Everything in this comments section can form an Internet Dim Sum Club.

  • paula November 21, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    we love dim sum in flushing… are you eating that in brooklyn or manhattan? regardless it looks so so yummy.

  • Audrie November 21, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    I wish we had good dim sum where we live!

    Sorry to hear you guys won’t be together for Thanksgiving but you’re right about focusing on the bigger picture 🙂

  • Cecilia Madden November 21, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Looks yummy…I had chocolate cheesecake for the very same reason today. Nothing in my heritage tells me to crave chocolate, but then again nothing tells me to deny the craving.

    Oh the stress of the holidays. I hope yours is nice, no matter what.

  • ac November 21, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    that dim sum looks so fresh and delicious! it’s so hard to find good dim sum here in nyc – what can you recommend?

  • Karen November 21, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    I ran a 1/2 marathon :). It was good because I didn’t think I would be able to do it. Not so good because I thought I was too heart broken to do it. Now we’ll see how this heart mending thing will work in the next few days. Physical challenges seem a lot easier to overcome and emotional ones.
    Why aren’t you guys spending thanksgiving together? Even though you can’t spend thanksgiving together, there are 364 other days you guys can spend together 🙂

  • Susan November 21, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    I’m thankful for the “sweetfineday” 😉 I enjoy your pictures.

  • Jenna November 21, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    to everyone who asked: We went to Jing Fong in Chinatown. It isn’t the best, (I believe the good places are in Flushing) but Mia wanted to go to a big banquet type place with carts and this certainly was that. But I would go early. From 11:30 on, this place gets packed with crowds out the door, despite how huge it is.

  • ac November 22, 2011 at 10:00 am

    must be your photography skills because jing fong has never looked that delicious!

  • Prettygreentea November 22, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Oh my, I adore these photos !

  • Alicia November 23, 2011 at 9:10 am

    These pictures!!!! Do you prefer Jing Fong to Golden Unicorn? I haven’t done dim sum in ages, is it worthless to go after noon on a weekday? I can’t do savory food until well after breakfast (she says as she eats her English muffin with jelly, and milk and sugar with her coffee).

  • Mary November 25, 2011 at 6:05 am

    Yum – by my book, you guys made some excellent choices up there.

  • Jen Laceda November 28, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Being Chinese, I LOVE dimsum!!!