Tell me and tell me where you eat them; even post a photo if you care to.
For the past week or so, I’ve been dreaming in dimsum: little dishes, big “heart warmers.” Of the countless types available, I have many favorites but in keeping with the spirit of M.I.Y.O. Monday, here’s the dimsum duo I desire.
The first are the sweet potato pastries that Edsa Shangri-La’s Summer Palace does so well. Converging crusts, flaky and light, protect a paste of mashed sweet potato. When cracked (or bitten into) wafts of heat and sweet escape and lift the spirit. I have to wrench myself in mid-reverie to flick away the errant crumbs that dot my dress.
I maintain that no dimsum meal is complete unless it ends with an egg tart. Much to my despair, they are a dying breed in Manila. But really now, who won’t weaken in the wake of a crust that crumbles and a custard that caresses the tongue? It will be a sad day in Manila when egg tarts become extinct. For now, I haven’t found an egg tart in Manila — THE ONE that lifts me to egg tart heaven but the ones at Ying Ying Tea House in Binondo, Manila come very close.