Had excellent dim sum yet again at Hei La Moon this morning. Everything seemed even tastier, and hotter, than usual; maybe it was the time - around 10:30.
Had mostly the same things we always have - spare ribs, har gow, pork congee, and too many other things (I'm still full), but tried a couple of new things, neither of which I recall seeing before, there or elsewhere.
What I thought was a chicken leg or foot turned out be a duck foot (it came with 2), wrapped in tofu skin, which was also stuffed with what I think was mashed taro - the duck foot, not surprisingly, tasted very similar to the chicken feet at dim sum, with the same texture amd the whole thing was really flavorful. We both loved it - is this a usual item that we've just never noticed before?
The other new item came from the room temp carts that hold the fried stuff. Three pieces, almost omelet looking but more solid, pan fried, studded with pieces of chinese sausage and veggies. Also delicious. Another usual item that we've been missing?
BTW - the traffic was horrific - it seems that the road or sidewalk immediately adjacent to the parking lot (perpendicular to the block that Hei La Moon is on)is closed for construction and a tour bus was attempting to make a turn - blocked traffic on every street coming from the direction of South Station - getting out of that lot would have taken even longer than getting in. We cut down an alley and then the wrong way down one of the small streets to get to the lot off South Street - was $7, compared to $5 at the one that Hei La Moon has the deal with - well worth the extra $2 to avoid the whole mess - and zipped right out to leave. Have no idea how long that bit of construction will ongoing, so I recommend parking where we did.
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