Kirk, ed (from Yuma) and Cathy, as well as a few others write on this blog, mmm-yoso!!! Today, Cathy is talking about another interesting lunch she had. You can enjoy it, too. Vicariously at least.
Hi. A few weeks ago, Mr. C sent me an email asking if we could meet for lunch. Of course I could. So we did. Kirk blogged about his lunch here about 2.5 years ago so I figure I can talk about my experience here.
You enter the supermarket (formerly movie theater-Mr. C said he could not believe this was where he saw "The Matrix" so many years ago)and walk to the right- past the steam trays. We were told to "sit by the window" and so we did. This was our view of the steam trays (which *obviously* used to be the movie theater snack area).
They serve Hong Kong style Dim Sum here. Mr. C knew what he wanted to order and so I let him. (You order from a menu here, no steam carts. Items range from $1.80 to $3.20 for the most part) I only told him I did not want chicken feet.
Top left- Har Gao- Shrimp dumpling, in a delicate thin wrapper (moist, good flavor) Top right- Siu Mai (pork and mushroom in egg wrapper). Front - Haam sui gok-sometimes called a salty pastry...wonderful oval shaped rice flour items filled with pieces of pork and a thick 'gravy', crispy fried on the outside and sticky/rice like on the inside.
The roast pork (it was almost $10 per pound, kind of high compared to other places; we shared 1/2 lb). It was *really* good. The skin was crispy but not tough, the layer of fat was just right and melted in my mouth. Oh. The pork meat had a very rich flavor also.
The baked cha siu bao (buns filled with BBQ pork) were very fresh, light and the sweetness of the pork balanced with the saltiness of the bun. Of course we had to have egg tart as dessert. Even though everything was excellent, my most favorite item was the Congee (porridge) with roast duck. Deeply rich with chopped pieces of duck with still crispy skin and that luscious layer of fat.
Hong Kong Style Dim Sum, inside Vinh Hung Supermarket 10550 Camino Ruiz (SW corner at Mira Mesa Blvd) San Diego 92126 Opens at 9 am 7 days