For those who know me, they know I LOVE to eat. I just love food! I am not addicted to food but I’m always in a good mood when there is food around! One of my favorites is dimsum. There is only one place in Des Moines that serves this type of food as far as I know and that is Wong’s Chopsticks located in Johnston. Dimsum is served only on Saturdays and Sundays from 9am-2pm. Their dimsum has gotten so popular that they started serving them now on Saturdays; initially they only did it on Sundays…and yeah I am REALLY happy about that!
Dimsum is a type of Chinese small plate food usually served in carts around the restaurant ready for people to eat. It is pretty popular in big cities. I remember when I was in New York and London the dimsum restaurants normally have big round tables where they seat you with your fellow other diners and have you share one table. The lines and the wait times are quite long too but to me it has always been worth the wait! The three menu items I frequently order from Chopsticks are the Chinese Broccoli (Gai Lan), Shrimp in Rice Paper, and Fried Dumplings – my newest obsession!
On a different note, Filipino (Pinoy) food is my favorite cuisine. I am not biased to my roots either! I just have never been able to let go of what I grew up eating! Among my favorite Pinoy dishes, Lechon Kawali (Crispy Pork Belly) is probably the one that I crave the most and since there aren’t any Filipino restaurants in Des Moines, each time you crave your native food, that usually means you have to get in the kitchen AND make it! So, I made it happen! Craving -served!