Dim Sum Dos and Don&#39ts with Mike Chen of Strictly Dumpling | Sean in the Wild



Although dim sum has its roots in historic China, the meal has turn out to be an inextricable portion of lifetime in NYC. In purchase to enable Sean Evans navigate the cuisine’s special customs and courtesies, Strictly Dumpling’s Mike Chen made a decision to established up a crash-course at Nom Wah Tea Parlor, the oldest dim sum shop in Chinatown. From suitable tea etiquette to strategy for attacking a plate of hen feet, YouTube’s globetrotting gourmand breaks down the dim sum dos and dont’s for dumpling fanatics just about everywhere.

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42 thoughts on “Dim Sum Dos and Don&#39ts with Mike Chen of Strictly Dumpling | Sean in the Wild”

  1. 6:00 don't put the whole thing in the mouth.. too many small bones. Bite a small piece, use teeth/tongue to separate the bone from edible parts, spit out the bone, then continue chewing.

  2. I've grown up eating dim sum, and never have I seen or heard of anyone do the finger tap thing. If someone did that at the table with me I'd think they were a Sinophile weeaboo. The tea kettle refill thing and the last one left thing are legit though.

  3. I love how these people from different channels collaborate with each other. I have watched most of the channels of the guests Sean has and it's really cool to see them in the same videos.

  4. Hard pass on those chicken feet. More for everyone else. Great video though, definitely going to try to remember the tapping on the table bit if anyone ever pours me tea.

  5. are you KIDDING ME. i had one of those egg custard thing buns four years ago and haven't been able to stop thinking about it since. and had no idea what it was called. OMG thank you for highlighting it here.

  6. I'm always a bit a afraid to eat Chinese food. I love it but I'm always taking a risk. I'm a person of religion and my diet is very similar to the Jewish diet (meaning, no pork, no shellfish or any of that crap). If I see something like soup dumplings or any type of dumpling that doesn't specify what kind of meat it's made of, I have to ask. And me, being a shy person, is pretty hard and most of the times, they're always filled with pork. I mean, yeah, I can ask if they can fill it with chicken, beef or something else but I don't want to be a pain and have more of the chef's spit in my mouth than the actual food. So usually I just order something else. Like one time I asked what their dumplings were filled with, he said pork so I just settled for the chicken satay. They were good but I think I would rather have had chicken or beef dumplings.

  7. Some say the proper way to thank someone pouring tea for you is to knock on the table with your index and middle finger's knuckle. The story behind was that a good Chinese King who wanted to ensure his subjects were living happily in his Kingdom. So he went undercover and traveled his kingdom in plain clothes. To act normal and not arousing any suspicion, when he was dining out with his bodyguards, he would also pour tea/wine for his bodyguards. But of course that would be a huge deal if they were back in the king's royal court – everyone should be bowing and kneeling in front of their king, let alone letting him pour tea for them! So in place of actually bowing and kneeling in front of their king in the public which would blow their cover, the bodyguards would bend their index and middle fingers and knock – symbolizing they bending their (2) knees and kneel on the floor.

  8. Ah see with the green peppers you lost me I can eat anything even the chicken feet I've eaten some pretty weird stuff but I will never eat green peppers it's bitter on top of bitter and it's just not very good it's a flavorless pepper. To me a green pepper is like eating a handful of Wax.

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