Yellow baked egg tarts and crispy fried dumplings
Honey glazed pork and warm pineapple buns
Shu Mai and Har gow and Xiaolongbao
These are a few of my favorite things~
Today I am featuring some of my favorite dim sum items at Yummy House in Gainesville!
They have indoor seating distanced, as well as take out. They do not have outdoor seating, unfortunately.
Dim sum is another thing I greatly miss during this ongoing pandemic. My memories of dim sum are centered on sitting around a big lazy Susan table with family and friends, stuffing ourselves with food and tea. I could not resist and went to get dim sum on multiple occasions during the pandemic, mostly choosing take out or going before the lunch hour rush (before noon). Keep in mind that Dim sum is only offered at lunchtime 11-2:30 pm.
If you choose to dine in, you will be seated and then given a menu with all of the items to choose from. Prices are different based on whether the dish falls under small ($3.50), medium ($3.95), large ($4.50), or chef’s special ($8.99).
Pan Fried Chive Dumplings ($3.95)-The dumplings are crispy on the outside, soft on the inside with chunks of chive and shrimp as the filling. My favorite dish to get!
Shrimp Dumplings, or Har gow ($4.50)-These traditional Cantonese dumplings are so simple with a chewy, translucent wrapper filled with warm shrimp pieces. These are a must.
Steamed Sticky Rice w. Shrimp ($4.50)–This dish is similar to the Har gow, but different in that the outer portion consists of sticky rice and the inner filling is a chewy, bouncier shrimp mixture
Shu Mai or Siu Mai(Steamed Pork and Shrimp; $3.95)-Shu Mai is the favorite of many, as it has a chewy mix of pork and shrimp wrapped in a wonton pastry wrapper. So meaty and delicious!
The steamed rice rolls are also one of my favorites, but sadly they rarely have them available.
If you like things spicy like I do, I highly recommend the chili oil to complement any of the dumplings or rice dishes. The oil has chunks of red pepper that adds a nice kick to the dish.
Honey Glazed BBQ Pork, or Char Siu ($8.99) –This is a Cantonese style roast meat that is so flavorful. It is mostly sweet with a savor caramelized finish to the edges.
Now for dessert!
Baked pineapple buns ($3.95) –these are amazing. Seriously. Try it if you like custard as these buns have a crispy and sweet crust on the outside, and are filled with warm, yellow custard on the inside. These are different from the pineapple buns they sell at Sweet Buns (since those are filled with chunks of pineapple). I really wish they sold these at the bakery since they are delicious.
Hong Kong Style Egg Tarts ($3.95)-These egg tarts have a flaky, crispy crust with a soft, egg custard filling.
I’m grateful to have a place that serves dim sum in Gainesville, and wish for the pandemic to end so that we can go back to dining out and enjoying each other’s company without fear!
Until then, let’s keep calm and dim sum (safely, or course)!