Dim Sum is Fun!

Last year, I blogged about China Pavilion*, a Chinese restaurant in Pembroke Pines.  At the time, I ate there for dinner and feasted on family-style plates of Pork and Eggplant in Garlic Sauce, Peking pork chops, and Lamb Stew Casserole.  After the restaurant relocated from the corner of Pines Boulevard and Flamingo Road to the corner of Pines Boulevard and Palm Avenue, I’ve visited several more times, two of which have been during this current month!  I sure love me some dim sum.  #dimsumyumyum

On a related note, when I last blogged about Pine Court Chinese Bistro, another Chinese restaurant in south Florida, I mentioned a couple of my favorite small plates, but didn’t show any pictures, so I’ll make it up for it in this post by sharing some of those goodies — and more!  Here they are, in no particular order, and with no ratings this time…

Hargow shrimp dumpling.  One of the most classic dim sum dishes.  According to Wikipedia, the wrapper should have at least seven pleats and the amount of shrimp should be generous but not so much that it can’t be eaten in one bite.  Who knew?!

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Dim Summing It Up at Pine Court Chinese Bistro

Dim sum, cart-style.  Enough said?

If I must say so myself, Pine Court Chinese Bistro in Sunrise serves some of the most authentic Chinese dim sum you’ll find in South Florida.  The little Chinese tapas-style plates are served via rolling carts by bilingual waitresses, making the experience even more authentic!  Some of my favorite dim sum dishes are…

  • Shrimp-stuffed eggplant
  • Shrimp rice noodles
  • Pork & century egg congee (pictured below)
  • Shumai (pork)
  • Chicken feet
  • Custard tarts

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Needless to say, Pine Court’s one of my two favorite dim sum go-tos in South Florida.  (The other is China Pavillion, which also serves regular Chinese food, in Pembroke Pines.)

What are your favorite dim sum dishes?

*Location:
10101 Sunset Strip
Sunrise, FL 33322

Getting My Chinese Fix at China Pavilion

It’s been a while since I’ve been out for Chinese, so tonight’s visit to China Pavilion* was long overdue.

For the table, we ordered three dishes to share.  #familystyle

First order of business… Pork and Eggplant in Garlic Sauce.  This is one of my all-time favorite Chinese dishes, if not my #1 favorite dish.  (Did I mention I love garlic?!)  The garlic sauce makes it really flavorful, and plus, I get servings of veggies AND meat!  2-in-1, woo, multiple food groups!  Needless to say, this gets a good from me!

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All-You-Can-Eat at Dragon Gourmet Chinese Buffet

Weekends are meant for eating out, and this weekend was no exception.  Dragon Gourmet* was the restaurant of choice for lunch today, and I made sure to take full advantage of its all-you-can eat menu.  Not great for my waistline, especially since I haven’t been to the gym in weeks, but indeed a party for my taste buds.  (After eating, I promised myself I’d hit the gym on Monday.)

No ratings for this meal.  Since I’ve eaten at Dragon Gourmet so many times, my opinion’s probably biased anyway.  Otherwise, why would I keep going back?

Photos for your viewing pleasure…

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Fish & noodles

Crab, bok choy, and green beans

Crab, bok choy, and green beans

Mixed sushi plate (from left to right: mango roll, dragon roll, dragon gourmet roll, eel roll) with tofu and seaweed salad

Sushi plate (from left to right: mango roll, dragon roll, dragon gourmet roll, eel roll) with tofu and seaweed salad

For dessert, tapioca pudding with taro and a fried sesame ball

Dessert, tapioca pudding with taro and fried sesame ball

The tapioca and fried sesame ball don’t typically go together, but I was trying to be environmentally-conscious and opted not to get an extra plate.  Typically, I would’ve gotten ice cream for dessert — in a cone, of course — but I’m currently still ice-creamed-out from my cruises in April and May.

Eat any noteworthy meals this weekend?

*Location:
1091 S University Drive
Plantation, FL 33324