Dim Sum

Dim Sum lunchI must say that even though I love cooking (I just wish I had more time for it), I possibly love eating out in restaurants even more (I just wish I had more money for it). Last weekend our in-laws came to visit us in Amsterdam and after we treated our children to some indoor playtime at Tun-Fun, we spontaneously decided to go for a late and lazy Dim Sum lunch. It was very nice. We had four children with us, ages 2 to 11, and they kept themselves busy enough with eating, checking out the fish in the aquarium, watching Chinese television and drawing on the paper table-cloths. There were four grown-ups as well, and they loved the variety of steamed, fried and roasted seafood, beef, chicken, pork and vegetarian dishes that kept filling our table.
It’s so nice to sit around a table, chat, eat, drink tea and turn the Lazy Susan around for yet another delicious dish. No wonder the literal meaning of Dim Sum is ‘to touch the heart’!
I find the staff at Chinese restaurants to be very tolerant and sweet toward children, and Dim Sum lunch is definitely something you should try with your children, if you haven’t done so already.
A very good Dim Sum restaurant here in Amsterdam is Oriental City (Dim Sum is served daily from 11.30 to 17.00).

xxx Esther

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1. Rachel | March 8, 2009 | Reply

My Favourite Dim Sum in London is Ping Pong Dim Sum. \they have branches in Soho and Hampstead…

They do lazy ‘Sumdays’ on Sundays with unlimted Dim Sum for £17.95 for adults and £8.75 for kids…

If you’ve got littel ones you can combine a visit to the Hampstead branch with a nice walk on Hampstead Heath..

2. Courtney | March 8, 2009 | Reply

We love Dim Sum too! My husband and I used to go to China Town every Sunday for ‘Dim Sumdays’ before we had kids.
I don’t think we’ve ever taken our kids — but we definitely should.
Thanks for the reminder!

3. Michela | March 8, 2009 | Reply

I love Dim Sum!
It still has not arrived in Milan unfortunately.
My favourite in London is Yauatcha, not very kid friendly but if you book upstairs in the tea room you can fit buggies and it’s more airy!

4. joanna | March 8, 2009 | Reply

oh thanks for taking note of my previous comment. i’ll have to check it out soon!

5. Emilie | March 8, 2009 | Reply

Courtney, it so reminds me of the good old days before we had kids and we would join you guys for ‘Dim Sundays’. We have taken our kids to Dim Sum in Belleville here in Paris, but it does not compare to London. If someone has a recommendation for a good Dim Sum in Paris I would love to have it!

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