Eastern culture in the sticks...(and some new plates in action) May 13, 2011 16:34 1 Comment

As I've mentioned before one of the (few) things that I miss about living in the city is the close proximity of great restaurants. There are some really great places to eat in the area, just not the immediate area; and with the price of gas these days who wants to drive 30 minutes to go and get a meal.   The other day we had a hankering for some chinese food so we decided we would try out our new plates with a dim-sum brunch.  Dim Sum is a Cantonese term for a type of Chinese dish that involves small individual portions of food, usually served in small plates.  How perfectly these little Tapas/Dessert (and now "Dim Sum" plates) functioned to present our yummy meal. I really believe in the idea of first feasting with your eyes!             Here's a close up of our Cantonese brunch. Pot stickers, egg rolls, Korean green onion pancakes and a daikon radish salad made up the mornings menu. And just incase you are all wondering, I didn't actually make any of this from scratch. Our last stop in the big city was the asian super market where we stocked up on high quality, pre-made frozen nibbles. I am a foodie, but definitely not a purist!!