BTYM Podcast, Episode 12 – Dimsaster

Pork, chicken, shrimp, peanuts, squid testacles…who’s to say really? Is that jello, or is it maybe brains? I don’t know! Both probably. And cat. There’s some cat in there. Who cayurs? You know what I’m saying? It’s dim sum, alright. You win sum you dim sum. Time to talk about the dim sum. From your pork buns to your fish balls, they’ve got everything!

Some might say we’re addicted to dim sum, here at BTYM. Well those people are jerks. They’re probably right, though. But I mean, if I were to say the following words to you, wouldn’t you just start salivating too?

turnip
cake

Turnip cake! How can you go wrong, really? Imagine a turnip. Now imagine a cake. Both together, and…bam! When turnip’s on a cake you can have dim sum anytime. But seriously, what’s all this about anyway? What is dim sum? Well you’ve come to the right place, mister! Let old Chelsea and Michael guide you…

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3 thoughts on “BTYM Podcast, Episode 12 – Dimsaster

  1. […] thought we’d be able to get a seat rather easily. I was immediately struck by the lower than usual ratio of white to non-white people, which is usually a good indication of quality. The “B” […]

  2. Jerch says:

    Aww, thanks! I think you really summarized in writing what our points were.

  3. pjrw says:

    Definitely, one of your best podcasts. And I’m not writing that just because olde mom didn’t get busted on…even though you’ve banned her from dim sum eating with you ever, ever again. Something about my limited acceptance of selections. Anyway…you both captured a certain mystique about eating dim sum in a restaurant for which your culture is clearly not the original audience, although, maybe the target consumer. You’ve hit upon the non-Asians need to be tolerant of partiality, which is so transparent from the seating, serving, and (I wonder) billing while simultaneously just enjoying the total food and cultural experience. Gotta say though, if I’m looking for a breakfast/brunch restaurant experience, I’d rather you give me a down home, family-owned, comfort food diner any day! Bring on those home fries, biscuits, and gravy.

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