Of course, there are many great places to choose from when looking for food in Chinatown. As I walked down the strip I found myself overwhelmed with possibilities. I even found this place..
..although I am sure that they have a very fine selection, I wasn’t feeling very hungry for any Kok, so I decided to keep searching.
There was actually one thing that I really had my heart set on. Besides being the butt of many jokes, I heard that it was actually a very tasty dish.. Dim Sum. I didn’t know what it actually was but I’ve always wanted to try it, so I figured no time like the present.
I came across a place located in Bamboo Plaza called Empress Pavilion that is supposedly quite renown for its Dim Sum. I figured, if I’m going to do it then I might as well do it right. It turns out that Dim Sum is actually served as an appetizer which could not have made me happier. It was great news finding out that my chances of having to wash dishes had been significantly reduced.
|Dim Sum containers served from a cart|
There are a great many brilliant and absolutely wonderful items that Asian culture has introduced to American society, but I will have to be brutally honest and say that chopsticks aren’t one of them. After successfully mangling my first set of dumplings, I artfully threw in the towel and requested a fork.. the most awesome invention ever.
I believe that I may have initially been a tad bit overzealous with the tiny innocent-looking dish of sauce that comes on the side. Not knowing how spicy it was actually going to be, there may have been some very slight choking while my nostrils flared in fury as I fought to restrain the well of tears that threatened to disgrace my honour. However, once I learned to be a little bit more conservative with the molten lava sauce, each juicy morsel melted in my mouth like a delightful delectable surprise.
I am very, very picky when it comes to eating Chinese food, especially anything involving some sort of sea creature. Let’s just say it all goes down well at first, but I usually end up paying for it later. I am happy to announce that I suffered no repercussions at all after this lovely dining experience.
For that alone Empress Pavilion gets the Nomad..