Last week I got an invitation in my Facebook mailbox inviting me to an event called “Dim Sum Day”. Now if you know me, you know that I absolutely love Chinese food and of all the Chinese food there is Dim Sum is probably at the very top of the list. So after accepting the invitation as fast as I could, all that remained was the countdown to the big day.
Well, today was that day and here are some pictures.
Chinese New Year is less than a month away so the Chinese Cultural Plaza was gearing up for the big holiday
Our restaurant of choice, Won Kee
Matt Kudo was the event organizer. We know each other from church and he’s a great guy. Whenever he invites me to anything I always try to accept because he normally does really fun and exciting things. I’ve never eaten at Won Kee, but have passed it many times on the way to Legends (right next door). Was it as good as Legends? Take a look at some of the pictures.
Richard and Leah sample some of the wares
There were fourteen of us split over two tables
This was a first for me, chicken feet
More food including my favorite, deep fried taro puffs. We also had a sesame roll (the black thing on the bottom) and some sort of look fun wrapped pastry (top left)
Table 1: Irene, Matt, Kacie, Bryon, Grant, Caelly and Mel
Table 2: Matt, Art, Richard, Leah, Steve and Rachel
Overall, it was a great meal. I definitely tried things I never tried before thanks to Art who took over the ordering duties (he did a great job). I didn’t realize how many varieties of dessert dim sum were. Congratulations to Steve too. For someone living on this island for 33 years, it was his very first time trying dim sum in a Chinese restaurant. Of course a special thanks to Matt who said he organized this get together because he “wanted to eat dim sum and [he] wanted to eat it with friends”. I’m stoked he considers me a friend. Lastly, we all ate until our hearts content and the meal came out to $8 a person. Not bad, not bad at all.