It may seem odd for me to be writing about dim sum and featuring the secrets of a “how to” do dim sum at Christmas, but the fact is that for the past 10 years, my close family’s preference has been to go to Boston Chinatown on Christmas and then walk next door to the Multi-plex cinema to catch one or two movies. And believe me, my husband and son are DETERMINED to keep this ritual. First of all, Don hates turkey so for years, following another old Simonds’ family tradition, I made a huge lobster for friends with homemade cole slaw, my husband INSISTED on McDonald’s French fries (Don’t ask me why), stir-fried broccoli or oven-roasted vegetables, and a potato kugel,. Since our son didn’t eat lobster, coleslaw, or many vegetables I made macaroni and cheese. It was ridiculous and FINALLY, I cried “Uncle”. The only thing I REALLY wanted to eat was my Mom’s old recipe for a ritz cracker, garlic, kishke stuffing. It is the BEST!!
Gradually, as I got older, busier, and less complacent, I suggested the idea of getting dim sum. Everyone now loves it so much that last year, our friends were alone but they had prepared a whole beautiful turkey feast. Personally, I was dying to go, but Jesse and Don were adamant: They would NOT give up their dim sum ritual.
This video gives you a guide of how to do dim sum and what to order, BTW, my favorite dim sum restaurants these days in Boston are :He Leung Moon, near Beach Street and the Dumpling Café on Washington Street.
Enjoy and have a lovely holiday!