Monday, September 10, 2007

China Max

Ah, my Cantonese food haven in San Diego. I have to say that of all the types of Chinese food out there, this stuff reminds me of home. Cantonese food tends to be comforting to me, rather than being comfort food in general.

I had a major craving for Peking-style pork spareribs. Naturally, since I preferred them made in the Hong Kong style with the thick sauce, we headed to China Max, purveyor of good dim sum and Cantonese fare. I left the camera at home, so there are no pictures from this trip. Too bad, as their dim sum is as easy on the eyes as it is on the belly.

We ordered the spareribs with the following dim sum dishes:

  • BBQ pork buns
  • BBQ pork rice noodle rolls
  • Egg tarts
  • Custard buns (same as BBQ pork, but filled with an eggy custard)
  • Potstickers (it's clear at this point that D. was in charge of the ordering... scroll down on the Wikipedia article to see the comment on potstickers)
  • Har gao (shrimp dumplings... my choosing, of course)
The food was amazing. The dim sum dishes are a lot like tapas and can be a little pricey (rice noodles rolls and har gao were $4 each), but China Max does an excellent job. The Peking-style pork spareribs really hit the spot. I liked doing this mix of entree and dim sum, so we'll have to do it again.

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