I had a sudden craving for dimsum the other day. If I were in Philippines, I know where to go to satisfy my craving. In LA, I have to thank Yelp for helping me find a restaurant (a 15 minute drive from the house) in our area which serves good dimsum. So we went to Sea Empress in Gardena for my dimsum fix.
|DIMSUM!!! I can eat this everyday!|
Filipinos are used to dipping their dimsum in a sauce made of calamansi (our local lime), soy sauce and chili garlic oil. In Sea Empress, they gave us this dipping sauce. . .
|Chili and . . . hot mustard!|
I know that chili goes well with dimsum but I wasn't sure with the mustard. But you know what, surprise, surprise, it actually worked for me! It's like eating your dimsum with wasabi, haha!
I still prefer the Filipino lugaw (our version of Congee). . . because it is more flavorful. But this is one Congee I can eat because it is tasty enough for me.
And the best deal we got during lunch was ordered by Zola's Dad. He ordered a Set Lunch (Salt and Pepper Fried Porkchop) which included a cup of rice and soup. . . which I thought was good for one person since it was a set lunch. When the order came, we were surprised to see this!
I had to ask Zola's Dad if he was sure that he ordered a set lunch and NOT the standard order, haha! The portion was good enough for 2-3 persons. The pork chop was so tender, with a touch of spice and love the garlic bits! This set lunch was definitely value for money!
It was another food trip that made our tummies happy!
Wherever I am, whatever part of the world I'm in. . .the time zone may change but one thing would remains the same, my comfort food will always be dimsum.