Saturday, May 17, 2008

Chinatown Treasures

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It was a gorgeous day here in Chicago and perfect weather to take in the sights, sounds and tastes of Chinatown. With nearly 25 members of my group, What's Cookin Chicago, we met up for a Chinese dim sum brunch at the popular restaurant, The Phoenix.

I've blogged about this particular restaurant before and dim sum in general, so instead of reiterating what's been said & done, here are the pics of the dishes we indulged in and the sights we saw while touring the neighborhood:

Pork & Scallion dumpling

Pork Dumpling

Steamed BBQ Pork Bun

Sticky Fried Rice
Fried Curry Baby Octopus
Fried Taro Ball
Shrimp Dumpling
Shrimp Eggrolls
Pork Spareribs in Black Bean Sauce
Beef & Vegetable "Crepes"
Beef Meatball
Shimp & Cilantro Dumpling
Rice in Lotus Leaves
Pan Fried Steamed Bun
Baked BBQ Pork Bun
Fried Pork Dumpling
Chinese BBQ Ribs
Steamed Chicken Ginger Bun
Expensive Dried Shark Fins (for soups)

Corner full of TeasChicago's Pui Tak Center

View of Chinatown (from Wentworth St)

How we all felt after the tour!

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