Fork in the Road's Updated Dim Sum Dictionary

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Fo tiao qing, braised pork tendon

Way back in 2009, Fork in the Road offered readers an original dim sum visual dictionary, our goal to aid in your assault on the city's best small plate parlors. It was intended to be a resource for identifying and enjoying the traditional dim sum dishes that abound from Sunset Park to Chinatown.

In anticipation of the upcoming Chinese New Year (which begins this Sunday), we decided to polish up our chopsticks and refer to our sourcebook. While we'll still rely on the established dim sum standbys Dun Huang and East Harbor, we've also sought ought meat-free plates at Chinatown's Vegetarian Dim Sum House.

Here's our update dim sum dictionary.


Foong jow, braised chicken feet


Sio mai, pork dumpling


Har gao, shrimp rice-noodle dumpling


Dao fu fa, fresh homemade tofu

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