Welcome back to mmm-yoso, the blog about food. Again Cathy is blogging about a meal she and her Mister had during their "seven days of feasting"-meals out between their birthdays. The other people who blog here apparently haven't had anything to eat lately.
So, anyhow, The Mister and I were awake early on Sunday and were hungry. Jasmine opens at 9:30 and we were in the parking lot before 10 a.m., avoiding the waiting throngs who are lined up by 10:30. Kirk has blogged about dim sum many times, yet I've eaten here many, many times and never blogged about it. Until now.
We usually order eight items, which seems to be just about the correct amount of food for us. This time, the jasmine tea counts as one of the items. They do charge $1 per person for the tea here, but it is a very high quality loose tea and even on the third refill of hot water, the flavor is still deep. I didn't take a photo. Sorry.
The first, noisy, steam cart rolled by. I pointed. -Har Gao- translucent rice dumplings filled with shrimp appearred on the table. You get four and, well...at least I sort of got a photo. Price was Group C ($4.20)
Pork Shu Mai (Group A, $2.70), apparently ordered because we were not too adventurous...the tripe cart had just passed us..and the chee fee just didn't look all that good today.
Cross section of the Taro Gok (Group A), filled with a pork and preserved vegetable mixture that was just the right amount of juicy and salty for the light mashed taro...the crispy fried shredded exterior added just the right amount of crunch without being oily. Three on the plate.
Jasmine Seafood 4609 Convoy San Diego 92111 (858)268-0888 website