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Sweet and Tart Chinese New York Dim Sum

April 1, 2005

When it comes to Dim Sum in Chinatown New York, there’s many options. Since Sing had the VIP hookup at Sweet and Tart we decided to go down for a bowl of Jook (Chinese Rice Porridge). They do a pretty good job here and it’s very good with a savory broth that isn’t too watery or salty. It’s served in a large ceramic claypot and they have a large selection of meats and flavors to choose from including seafood, beef, chicken, and vegetarian.
jook sweet and tart chinese restaurant new york chinatown

We also had an amazing plate of steamed rice noodles folded over beef and rolls of fried dough. I’ve actually never had this before but apparently it’s quite popular on the streets of Hong Kong. It’s got the crunch from the fried dough along with the smooth rice noodles and savory beef.
sweet and tart dim sum chinese restaurant new york chinatown

Anyone who says Chinese desserts suck obviously haven’t tried Jia Man Tou (or fried bread rolls) served with condensed milk. This is a great dish that I learned about while I was in Beijing. It’s not always available at Cantonese style restaurants. Sometimes it’s served with honey which is also good. The taste is something like a glazed doughnut.
jia man tou dim sum sweet and tart chinese new york chinatown

Here’s a closeup:
jia man tou sweet and tart dim sum chinatown new york

When you enter the restaurant you are presented with a continuous waterfall that drips down a glass wall into a large fish tank. We sat on the 2nd floor behind the tank and got some interesting close ups of the fish.
dim sum chinatown new york sweet and tart restaurant

Guess Goldfish and Chinese food is a Feng Shui / Good luck thing?

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