Ah, the ladies pushing those carts full of delicious morsels up and down, left and right of the restaurant. That's how I spent my a Sunday morning with one of closest friends. Dimsum was the word. It's been way too long wince the two of us had some dimsum, plus I've been craving for it for the past couple of months now. We decided to stay a bit local and ventured into Chinatown near Downtown Los Angeles.
Our choice was Empress Pavillion on Hill street, right off the 110 Freeway. The place was packed, but that was expected. Luckily, the wait wasn't too long. We had spent the time chatting it up and catching up on the time since we last saw each other. Our number was called and we were escorted to a table. We ask for some hot tea and begin the feasting. As the carts move, we glance at our choices. The down-side to eating dimsum is that there's so much to choose from that you just can't eat them all.
Shu Mai & Potstickers
Sticky Rice in Lotus Leaf
Inside Sticky Rice in Lotus Leaf
(sticky rice with shrimp and mushrooms)
Shrimp Eggrolls with Sweet and Sour Sauce (sorry for the blurry pic)
Baked BBQ Pork Buns
(I wanted the steamed pork buns, but the lady with that cart never came by)
Calamari with Seasoned batter
(I was eagerly waiting for the lady with this cart to stop by. Took a while,
but I was determined to get it.)
For dessert: Left is Almond Jelly. Right is Mango custard
I actually like the mango better.
It was filling, but so delicious. Took the leftovers home and ate it another day. We probably spent a good 2 hours just enjoying our meal. It was a Sunday well spent.