New Year Dim Summin’

28/02/2014 - New Year Dim Summin' - New Year Dim Summin' - New Year Dim Summin' - New Year Dim Summin' - New Year Dim Summin' : Imperial China - New Year Dim Summin' : Imperial China - New Year Dim Summin'

Dim Sum on New Year’s day has become somewhat of a tradition for my friends and I. Every year, like any normal rational beings, we would HAVE to pick the busiest day of the year in Chinatown to book a table for our annual dim sum feast. Most restaurants do not take reservations on Chinese New Year so we came there rather early to avoid the 2 hours long queue. This year, we chose to go to Imperial China on Lisle Street. Seeing that we had a relatively large group, we managed to skip some of the queue to get a cozy table on the second floor. That picture of our table above only shows less than half of what we actually ordered! We got so busy tasting all these delicious dishes that I didn’t actually take many pictures. What’s really cool about going to dim sum with a large group is that you get to order and try so many things. My absolute favourite at Imperial China had to be the steamed pork buns.  The dough was so soft and fluffy… It was like eating a cloud! The second best part was that when the bill arrives, and you realise that all that yummy food only costed around 15 pounds per person. Meanwhile, in the streets people were gathering every 10 metres to watch troops of performers doing the Lion Dance in front of each restaurants. They were doing this thing where the lion would snatch a cabbage attached to the front door of a store or restaurant then “chew” the cabbage and eventually throw it back to the store owner. I’m guessing that it must have been a good luck ritual of some sort – maybe someone can enlighten me about this? Anyhow, that was such a fun day! I can’t wait until next time :)

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iEmma 01/03/2014 at 13:11

wow so amazing photos!

Emma xx

Maya 01/03/2014 at 20:34

Aah Dim Sum is so delicious! Looks like such a great New Year too, I’m kind of jealous on the Chinese New Year celebrations. Somehow they seem even cooler than the western kind :D

Meli 22/03/2014 at 22:39

Hey Mai! I redid a small tour on your blog and I like very much your other concept ” Style Archives”. We can keep in contact England —-> France.Like penpals/bloggers?

-Meli xoxo (

reka 06/04/2014 at 14:12

Beautiful photos!

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Carsla Peyton 02/06/2014 at 01:24

Woah! Fantastic photos! I wish I would’ve seen this sooner. The Dim Sum looks delicious. Hope all is well! :D

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