Gimme Sum Of That! Adventures in Dim Sum

As an indecisive person, I sometimes look at a menu and wish I could order a little bit of everything. Although I usually do not have the luxury of ordering everything I would like, Dim Sum allows me to do just that!

For those of you unfamiliar with Dim Sum, it is Chinese cuisine that comes in small, appetizer-sized portions, and the food is pushed around and served in carts. I do not speak Chinese, but fortunately pointing and nodding vigorously are enough to get some nommies on the table.

Today I had the opportunity to eat at the  New Capital Seafood Restaurant in San Gabriel. At $1.80 a plate, it was an amazing deal! If you aren’t convinced yet, hopefully these pictures of my lunch will put your salivary glands to work:

Dim Sum Cart

Jasmine Tea

Chinese Broccoli in Soy Sauce

Fried Wontons

Pork and Shrimp Shu Mai

Shrimp Har Gow


Like what you see? Here is the contact information so you can try it too!

New Capital Seafood Restaurant
140 W Valley Blvd
San Gabriel, CA 91776
(626) 288-1899

Do it. You know you want to.


An Introduction

Dear Reader,

I am a young professional freshly out of undergrad, on a quest to enjoy the finer things in life while on a budget. I am not a connoisseur by any means, but I want to share my thoughts and appreciation for excellent food and wine. I hope my future posts can provide you with some valuable, if not interesting information on foods, restaurants, and wine choices so that you can also benefit from the hidden gems I hope to discover in the near future.

Let the search begin!