Monday, August 6, 2012

Dim sum

And this was the best - a dim sum palace in an old theater. Before we were even seated, 5 Chinese ladies surrounded us with their carts to push their dishes on us. Drew got cut off in the rush and Lucas unknowingly consented to a plate of shrimp rolls. They kept stamping our card, and I was afraid we'd racked up a huge bill without knowing it, but it was the cheapest meal yet at $30. Then we realized that every new group of diners got the same treatment - the ladies would line up and pounce on each table using a divide and conquer strategy, getting kids to nod their heads while their parents were looking elsewhere - hilarious! But the food was delicious and it was just the cultural expansion Lucas needed.

2 comments:

Pammie said...

That is fantastic! J. and I tried to get Dim Sun in SF at Christmas and all was booked! I'd love to know the name of the spot because next time I'm in Boston . . . .

Sister said...

Empire Garden Restaurant on Washington St - and this is Chinatown, so there are several to choose from in the area!