Friday, July 13, 2012

Sunday Funday- Dim Sum

Have you ever done dim sum at Li Wah? The restaurant is located in Asia Plaza on the corner of East 30th and Payne. They do dim sum every day from 10AM - 3PM, but not like they do it on Sunday.

Sunday, the restaurant is packed and employees push around cart after cart of interesting Chinese treats. The dim sum dishes come in four sizes: Small ($2.25), Medium ($2.75), Large ($3.95), and Special ($6.95). Almost everything on the carts is in the small or medium category, so you can order and order and still walk away with a reasonable bill.

Last weekend, it was my first time experiencing their dim sum. It was overwhelming at first, but we got in a groove. Sometimes, you aren't quite sure what is being offered to you. Most of the time, the server could roughly tell us what it was (only once did we have complete miscommunication). Or, you can choose to be bold, and just not ask and let your eyes do the ordering.

Between three of us, we ended up sampling 13 dim sum dishes off the carts.
We enjoyed Steamed Pork Buns (middle), Sesame Balls (left), Sticky Rice with Lotus Leaves (top left), Fried Taro Dumplings (right), Egg Custard Tarts, Baked BBQ Puffs, Taro Cakes, Vegetable Dumplings, Shrimp Dumplings, and Beef Balls. A couple of them we got a second order of, and almost all of them I would order again. Our total...$46.60. So cheap for feeling so stuffed!

So, if you're in the mood for some Chinese this Sunday--head to Li Wah and they will add a "Funday" to your Sunday.

Li Wah
2999 Payne Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114


bonnjill said...

All very excellent choices. Good job. I love the sticky rice the best. I'm also a big fan of the shu mai. Next time try the turnip cakes too. Yum!

Crystal @EatDrinkClev said...

I haven't been to dim sum there in SO long! I'm afraid to take Mark b/c he's allergic to shellfish and I don't trust that we can be 100% whatever we are getting doesn't have any in it. I think we'll have him order off the menu so I can go back - such a fun brunch!

CLEshopaholic said...

OMG i LOVE dim sum brunch!!!!!!!! I can now recognize some dishes, and by that I mean I know I've eaten them before, but I don't really know what they are. Its always delicious, and I'm always surprised (in a good way) by the check!!