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Fork in the Road's Updated Dim Sum Dictionary

Fork in the Road's Updated Dim Sum Dictionary

Fo tiao qing, braised pork tendon

Way back in 2009, Fork in the Road offered readers an original dim sum visual dictionary, our tool to carry with you as you seek out the best small-plate parlors in the city. It was intended to be a resource for identifying and enjoying the traditional dim sum dishes that abound from Sunset Park to Chinatown.

In anticipation of the upcoming Chinese New Year (which begins this Sunday), we decided to polish up our chopsticks and refer to our sourcebook. While we'll still rely on the established dim sum standbys Dun Huang and East Harbor, we've also sought ought meat-free plates at Chinatown's Vegetarian Dim Sum House.

Here's our updated dim sum dictionary.

Fork in the Road's Updated Dim Sum Dictionary

Foong jow, braised chicken feet

Fork in the Road's Updated Dim Sum Dictionary

Sio mai, pork dumpling

Fork in the Road's Updated Dim Sum Dictionary

Har gao, shrimp rice-noodle dumpling

Fork in the Road's Updated Dim Sum Dictionary

Dao fu fa, fresh homemade tofu

 

Fork in the Road's Updated Dim Sum Dictionary

Pie gwat, pork spareribs with rice starch and black beans

Fork in the Road's Updated Dim Sum Dictionary

Law bahk go, white turnip cake (fried)

Fork in the Road's Updated Dim Sum Dictionary

Law bahk go, white turnip cake (pudding)

Fork in the Road's Updated Dim Sum Dictionary

Jean yong chang jiu, chiles stuffed with shrimp paste

Fork in the Road's Updated Dim Sum Dictionary

Ha chong fun, shrimp rice roll; Cha siu cheung fun, pork rice roll

 

Fork in the Road's Updated Dim Sum Dictionary

Ja leung, cruller rice roll

Fork in the Road's Updated Dim Sum Dictionary

Char Sui Bao, baked pork dumpling

Fork in the Road's Updated Dim Sum Dictionary

Lap cheung bao, Steamed sweet bao

Fork in the Road's Updated Dim Sum Dictionary

Gai lan, Chinese broccoli with caramelized garlic

Fork in the Road's Updated Dim Sum Dictionary

Hai zhe, poached jellyfish

 

Fork in the Road's Updated Dim Sum Dictionary

Gnao pak yip, braised cow tripe with orange rind

Fork in the Road's Updated Dim Sum Dictionary

Heen, clams with black bean sauce

Fork in the Road's Updated Dim Sum Dictionary
Vegan Good Things

Vegan Turnip Cakes

Fork in the Road's Updated Dim Sum Dictionary
Vegan Good Things

Fried Banana Rolls

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East Harbor

726 65th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11220

718-765-0098

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Vegetarian Dim Sum House

24 Pell St.
New York, NY 10013

212-577-7176


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