The Dimsum Catalogue

(4) Chicken feet - the dimsum most misunderstood. 

Chicken feet can be served as a beer snack, cold dish, soup or main dish. Here it is served in a classic black bean sauce for dimsum. The delicacy’s allure lies in the fact that most of the edible tissue on the feet consists of skin and tendons, with no muscle, which gives the feet a distinct texture different from the rest of the chicken’s meat. Is your favorite part of a chicken the skin? Well, this dimsum is for you. // Follow us on Instagram for more delicious dimsum photos: www.instagram.com/orientalgarden

The Dimsum Catalogue

(4) Chicken feet - the dimsum most misunderstood.

Chicken feet can be served as a beer snack, cold dish, soup or main dish. Here it is served in a classic black bean sauce for dimsum. The delicacy’s allure lies in the fact that most of the edible tissue on the feet consists of skin and tendons, with no muscle, which gives the feet a distinct texture different from the rest of the chicken’s meat. Is your favorite part of a chicken the skin? Well, this dimsum is for you. // Follow us on Instagram for more delicious dimsum photos: www.instagram.com/orientalgarden

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Shrimp balls with mayonnaise, broccoli, and honey-glazed walnuts - one of our most popular dishes! Have you tried it? // For more food photography, follow us on Instagram: @orientalgarden

Shrimp balls with mayonnaise, broccoli, and honey-glazed walnuts - one of our most popular dishes! Have you tried it? // For more food photography, follow us on Instagram: @orientalgarden

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Shrimp balls with mayonnaise, broccoli, and honey-glazed walnuts - one of our most popular dishes! Have you tried it? // For more food photography, follow us on Instagram: @orientalgarden

Shrimp balls with mayonnaise, broccoli, and honey-glazed walnuts - one of our most popular dishes! Have you tried it? // For more food photography, follow us on Instagram: @orientalgarden

2014 Apr foodporn food foodphotography delicious chinesefood

99 Essential Restaurants in Lower Manhattan

We’re honored to be featured on the Village Voice's 2014 list of 99 Essential Restaurants in Lower Manhattan! Thanks for the writeup!

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"It’s difficult to stand out within Chinatown’s stupefying maze of restaurants, but Oriental Garden, a sophisticated space open since 1984, consistently draws diners and industry folk hankering for authentic Cantonese cuisine…Manager Kwok Koo, who has been with the restaurant for 20 years, claims the place boasts the largest amount of live seafood in town, and indeed, a wide variety of marine creatures swim in massive tanks at the front of the space. Choose a specimen or two, and they’ll be returned to you on massive, eye-catching platters; whole fish, crab, lobster, prawns, and (enormously phallic) geoduck clams are all good bets.

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Today’s dimsum feature: taro dumplings and crispy spring rolls! Taro dumplings have an outer shell of boiled and mashed taro and are filled with seasoned ground pork, with the whole thing  deep fried into a light, fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth pastry… the perfect addition to your next dimsum menu.

Today’s dimsum feature: taro dumplings and crispy spring rolls! Taro dumplings have an outer shell of boiled and mashed taro and are filled with seasoned ground pork, with the whole thing deep fried into a light, fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth pastry… the perfect addition to your next dimsum menu.

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Dimsum Catalogue // 2. Mini roast pork buns, or as they are more commonly known, (mini) cha siu bao. What’s not to love about deliciously baked bread filled with sweet, slow-roasted pork tenderloin.. Mmm. 😋

Dimsum Catalogue // 2. Mini roast pork buns, or as they are more commonly known, (mini) cha siu bao. What’s not to love about deliciously baked bread filled with sweet, slow-roasted pork tenderloin.. Mmm. 😋

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The Dimsum Catalogue begins. #1: Pineapple buns (or “bo lo bao”) are a popular dish in Hong Kong and Macau. The ones shown here are filled with a heavenly sweet custard filling. Fun fact: traditional pineapple bao’s actually don’t have any pineapple in them - they are rather named for the resemblance of their crusted tops to pineapple skin.

The Dimsum Catalogue begins. #1: Pineapple buns (or “bo lo bao”) are a popular dish in Hong Kong and Macau. The ones shown here are filled with a heavenly sweet custard filling. Fun fact: traditional pineapple bao’s actually don’t have any pineapple in them - they are rather named for the resemblance of their crusted tops to pineapple skin.

2014 Apr dimsum chinese food foodporn foodies buns bao omnomnom delicious nyc chinatown culture foodieculture
The Dimsum Catalogue begins. #1: Pineapple buns (or “bo lo bao”) are a popular dish in Hong Kong and Macau. The ones shown here are filled with a heavenly sweet custard filling. Fun fact: traditional pineapple bao’s actually don’t have any pineapple in them - they are rather named for the resemblance of their crusted tops to pineapple skin.

The Dimsum Catalogue begins. #1: Pineapple buns (or “bo lo bao”) are a popular dish in Hong Kong and Macau. The ones shown here are filled with a heavenly sweet custard filling. Fun fact: traditional pineapple bao’s actually don’t have any pineapple in them - they are rather named for the resemblance of their crusted tops to pineapple skin.

2014 Apr dimsum chinese food foodporn foodies buns bao omnomnom delicious nyc chinatown culture foodieculture
This has been our favorite Chinese restaurant in Manhattan for 8 years. The food is always amazing. The Peking Duck is ridiculously good. Don’t miss out on their seafood - whole fish and crab. Went for Dim Sum this time around. I recommend this restaurant to everyone that loves Chinese food.

- iDine Review on 5/17/13

2013 May reviews

5-Stars in Customer Satisfaction from Talk of the Town in 2012

2013 May press