Farewell to New York City with a dim sum lunch at Dong Yi Feng in Flushing, Queens.
This morning is our last one in New York and my parents are sweet enough to drive us to the airport. We want to take them out to thank them for all their hospitality. I munch on piece of fruit since we aren’t eating til noon.
Bye bye, Big Apple.
We don’t really know where to go before heading to the airport and finally decide to head to Flushing, Queens, since it is close to JFK. My folks choose Dong Yi Feng, which I think serves dim sum every day.
We aren’t the only ones there!
The line is long but it moves quickly. In fact, the whole meal goes by faster than a speeding bullet.
For those of you unfamiliar with dim sum, my condolences to you – you’re missing out on one of the greatest culinary delights in the world (and that is not an exaggeration). While most people grew up eating omelets on Sunday, this is my childhood weekend ritual.
People walk around with various little plates of food on carts…
…when you see something you like you flag them down and choose the dishes you want.
It’s an instantaneous eating marathon! Let’s see if I can remember what went in my mouth.
A piece of Turnip Cake with Shrimp…
one veggie dumpling,
a small bowl of rice porridge with meat,
three pieces of tofu-wrapped veggies (left) and one of the meat version,
two of these perfectly fried tofu blocks (seriously the best I’ve had in a while). A perfectly crisp skin enveloping a pillowy soft center. Super duper hot – temperature wise – doused in well seasoned soy sauce.
A meat dumpling with chili paste…
…and for dessert, two scoops of warm tofu with syrup,
…one egg custard tart (the flaky crust is still hot!)…
…one piece of steamed sponge cake,
…and one whole sesame seed ball.
All of this food for $25!!! And seriously, we finish eating it in about 15 minutes. In typical Chinese Mom fashion, mine usurpes the bill and winds up treating us. What the ?!?!?
Thanks Mommy and Daddy! I may have just turned 33 but I’m still their little girl.
As we are getting ready to leave, look who rolls by – sticky rice wrapped in bamboo leaves –
Be still my heart. It is too late, though. Dim sum is over.
We make it to JFK with no problem, and through security with ZERO LINES. I am shocked – I think we had more of a wait when we were leaving the tiny airport in South Dakota. Apparently the Monday after New Year’s is the day to fly!
Since we were super early we walked Julius around the airport. Abe was curious to see if he’d walk on the airport treadmill…
Is that what it’s called? Well, whatever it’s name, Julius wasn’t having it!
I’m currently blogging from our flight again, since Google is still offering free wifi on Virgin America for the Holidays through January 15th. This time our power outlets work so I’m one happy flyer. Though I just downed 2 whole bottles of water (guess all that salt/fried food has left me dehydrated) and will probably have to pee more than usual, if that’s even possible.
Can’t wait to get back to Los Angeles!!!