Thursday, April 15, 2010

Dim Sum - Flash 55 Friday, 4-16-10

Stuffed tofu skin rolls

Sticky rice in lotus leaves

Spinach and shrimp dumpling

Barbecue pork bun, beef rice noodle roll, fried calamari

I love these little morsels,
I gaze at every cart,
This parade of Chinese tidbits,
Gives my day a special start!

Around me, chopsticks click,
There is chatter as I bite,
The restaurant’s completely full,
And I’m the only one who’s white!

I look about and see,
Welcoming faces smile at me.

Food formed friendships.

Carmen Henesy

Copyright (c) 2010 by Carmen Henesy
All rights reserved.


  1. You even got your own name in the poetry to rhyme. Fantastic.

    And I know what that is like being the only one white...been there done that. And it's okay by me.

    Loved your 55.

    Sunrise in the City ---as always, scroll down below my Show n Tell. Hope you're having a terrific Friday!!!

  2. oh i love and people...both a delight. pretty handy with the chop sticks as well. so you made me hungry with that 55.

    mine is up!

  3. I love DIM SUM and I love this!
    Well done!
    Mine is here
    Have you a great weekend!

  4. Oh now I'm craving for some, Carmen..Love your poem..very creative, and fun!

  5. Last had Dim Sum in Beijing! Late for me, this week, what with work demanding I do what I'm paid to do. I mean, what a cheek. My 55 story here

  6. No Chop Suey or Fortune Cookies?
    I Keed, I keed!
    Excellent 55 Carmen.
    This looks like The Real deal, well worth it being praised in prose!
    Thanks for visiting, thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

  7. This tells me I need to make it back to SF this summer- if for no other reason than the dim sum!

    Good one, Carmen!

  8. Beautiful flowers, but I won't even look at the morsels. I've lost eight pounds in seven days, so no, no, no, NO morsel looking for me.

  9. All of a sudden I am starving!
    Hey Carmn Henessy...I can never be serious about dieting if you keep presenting such delicatessen...
    Great 55!

    hugs ;)

  10. Carmen, I love dimsum and I haven't had for months, and I am now really craving, should get some dimsum tomorrow. Oh, you are so witty, to come up with a poem like that

  11. Yummy! Dimsum is one of my favorite activities on a Sunday morning.

  12. yummy 55,
    loved it very much!

    thank you for the creative thoughts shared.

  13. Well you are right there where the food is yummmm.
    I miss home (SF).

    Enjoyed your 55

    come visit me at

  14. I've wanted to try dim sum for a long time. Now I'm craving it! Well done.

  15. Okay, is it not enough that you tell a good story in rhyme without making me hungry too? :)

    Have a great weekend!

  16. Hootin' Anni - I agree about not minding being the only white one! That's where you find the best dim sum! Thanks for stopping by.

  17. Brian Miller - I am so lucky living in the San Francisco area - mulitiple Asian ethnicities and all that wonderful food!

  18. Sh@KiR@ CK - why is it I always seem to be thinking about food? I wrote a poem about "Liver and Onions" this week and then this dim sum 55!

  19. Icy BC - Do you like dim sum, too? It is so expensive! At least, I've found a place nearby that is fairly reasonable so I can indulge more often.

  20. I always wanted to try eating with chopsticks, but I've never really had the chance.

  21. John's comments - dim sum in Beijing must really be incredible. I've had it in Hong Kong and Singapore but, mostly, I have to settle for it in San Francisco!

  22. G-Man - you can certainly get lots of good Chinese food here in the San Francisco area and even fortune cookies - or visit a fortune cookie factory, if you like!

  23. Titanium - if you make it to San Francisco this summer, get in touch with me so we can have dim sum together!

  24. Snowbrush - tell, how did you lose that much weight so quickly? I need to lose some pounds in 3 weeks before my son's wedding and I know dim sum isn't the answer!

  25. Dulce - I wish I had more will power! I can't resist food and I seem to have to write about it, too. Somehow, those diet things aren't as much fun to write about!

  26. betchai - the dim sum poem was easier to write than "Liver and Onions" - I seem to be on a real food track these days, don't I?

  27. Jocy - I usually have dim sum on a weekday since the places are so crowded on Sundays! Being retired ( not by choice ) gives me that flexibility! How interesting that you will be in Cambodia. You should meet Manuela of "On The Road to Now", a Canadian who is working in Phom Phen.

  28. Ji, thanks for visiting my blog...anothe dim sum lover, I see. Your 55 was excellent and on an important topic.

  29. Leslie - it is hard to leave such a good eating city as San Francisco - we have it all here!

  30. Tina - You absolutely have to try dim sum. Hopefully, you'll find a place that has pictures and describes what you're eating in case, like some places in San Francisco, the wait staff isn't too good with English.

  31. hope - I seem to focus, lately, on food posts. Not good, I know. I think I'm gaining weight from writing!

  32. Oh, I'm jealous! It's been too long since I've had dim sum.

    My 55 is up here.

  33. PattiKen - living here in the San Francisco area, dim sum is on my menu at least every couple of weeks!