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Sunday, December 25, 2005

Christmas Lunch

Last year we went out for Dim Sum on Christmas Day and did the same this year. Why? Because it's really good! And we love dim sum here. It's also a busy day for Mark's Duck House as people line up for dim sum or for take out. The specialty on this holiday is the whole roasted baby pig. It's an impressive sight to behold as tray after tray come out of the kitchen to awaiting take out customers. The pigs are adorned with a poinsettia flower in their mouths. Creepy and festive at the same time.

The place was packed and we waited 45 minutes for a table, but it was well worth it.
We started out with a patty of shrimp paste covered in shredded taro root then fried. And it seemed like an eternity before another cart came by. We were more interested in the steam cart which was on the other side of the dining room. Finally a cart appeared, and it had a few things we were interested in. Pan fried dumplings and scallion-seafood dumplings. A little greasy but very tasty. Now where is that steam cart! Ugh, it's still on the other side of the restaurant. Ah, another cart, what delectable treats will be have......hmmm these noodles looked good and tasted great. We also snagged some baby bok choy fresh from the kitchen (we forgot to take a picture). But where is that blasted steam cart? OH! It's coming! It's so close we can feel the steam oozing from it. Now we'll do some serious eating. We raided the steam cart and got Sticky Rice wrapped in a banana leaf,
Shrimp Dumplings,
Shrimp balls, scallop dumplings, scallion dumplings, and shrimp dumplings.
And it was good, right down to the last bite.
Next up, lasagna.

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Blogger DC Food Blog said...

OH MY GOD. This makes me hungry to the millionth degree. I love dim sum with the passion of a thousand fiery suns.

10:32 AM  

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