Dim Sum: Trying it for the first time

I’m always up for trying out new restaurants and new food experiences. I recently tried Dim Sum for the first time with my co-worker John. We went to E-Tao in the Houston Galleria and tried a variety of dishes. We started with a Dim Sum Platter (pictured), which included Har Gow, Sui Mai, Steamed Dumplings and Shanghai Pork Dumplings and sticky rice with peanut sauce on the side. We also tried Barbeque Pork Buns, which I had read about in Marcus Samuelsson’s “Yes, Chef” memoir and had been wanting to try after he described eating them for the first time. For main courses, I had the Tofu Pad Thai, and John ordered Ginger Pig Feet. The Pad Thai was excellent, but the pigs feet were … interesting. We were told after we were finished eating that we were the first customers to order the pigs feet in 30 years. I thought that was hilarious, but it also made me wonder why they kept it on the menu and how it came to the table so quickly …

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