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.



33 comments:

  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!!!

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

    mine is up!

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

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

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  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

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  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

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  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!

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  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.

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  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 ;)
    Dulce

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  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

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

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  12. yummy 55,
    loved it very much!

    thank you for the creative thoughts shared.

    http://www.jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com
    Welcome!

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

    Enjoyed your 55

    come visit me at moondustwriter.com

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

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

    Have a great weekend!

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  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.

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

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  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!

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  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.

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

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  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!

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  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!

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

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  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!

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  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!

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  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?

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  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.

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

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

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  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.

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

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

    My 55 is up here.

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

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