On a visit to Hong Kong, we ended up somehow off the beaten, tourist track hungry and thirsty. All the restaurant signs and menus were written in Chinese and we didn’t have word one of the language outside of ni hao(good morning).
Peering in the window of one restaurant, we saw ladies pushing carts from table to table. The ladies would show the customers the contents of the bamboo steamers and they would select their choices by pointing. Our kind of language! It turned out that this was a restaurant specializing in Dim Sum. We have never eaten better Chinese food since! The pushcart ladies were charming and tried to assist us with our selections; I also think they were amused that we had wandered in.
Although I have dumpling wrappers in the freezer, I cheated and got these dumplings from the famous French frozen food store, Picard’s. They were okay but I’ll make my own next time. I love steamed dumplings!