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Dim Sum brunch - tips?

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Hi there.

Going for a dim sum brunch and am trying to get back to pre-holiday routine. Will have about 750-1000 calories to work with.

- steamed shrimp vs. fried pork buns
- vegetable vs. meat.

Any other specific tips you can share for sticking to lower calories options?

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  • CafeRacer808
    CafeRacer808 Posts: 2,396 Member
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    Soup dumplings. They're dumplings with soup broth inside. I've no idea how low calorie they are, but they're delicious! ;)
  • _piaffe
    _piaffe Posts: 163 Member
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    My recollection from a previous dim sum brunch is that it is pretty much ALL delicious... and that is my challenge!

    *sigh
  • sammyliftsandeats
    sammyliftsandeats Posts: 2,421 Member
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    Anything steamed vs fried. Hot and sour soup. But I'm the type to just go HAM because I don't eat it very often (three times a year or so).
  • matthelmet
    matthelmet Posts: 32 Member
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    Chinese broccoli with oyster sauce
  • Chunkahlunkah
    Chunkahlunkah Posts: 373 Member
    edited December 2016
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    Soup dumplings. They're dumplings with soup broth inside. I've no idea how low calorie they are, but they're delicious! ;)

    Yes, these are so good!

    OP - The food budget you're working with seems doable to me. Like you said, steer clear of fried and, if needed for satiety, increasing volume with veggies
    may help. Do certain foods fill you up more effectively than others? You could seek those out first. Have a great meal. :)

  • bioklutz
    bioklutz Posts: 1,365 Member
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    Order the turnip cakes!! Those are the best :smiley:
  • Suuzanne37
    Suuzanne37 Posts: 114 Member
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    I went for Dim Sum on Tuesday with seven people. I know my Dim Sum so I only had my favourites; steamed mostly plus sampled dessert.

    Also, went very light on lunch and dinner plus guesstimated 1,000 calories.
  • _piaffe
    _piaffe Posts: 163 Member
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    Suuzanne37 wrote: »
    I went for Dim Sum on Tuesday with seven people. I know my Dim Sum so I only had my favourites; steamed mostly plus sampled dessert.

    Also, went very light on lunch and dinner plus guesstimated 1,000 calories.

    Oooooh - what did you order? Please share, I need tips!

  • Suuzanne37
    Suuzanne37 Posts: 114 Member
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    _piaffe wrote: »
    Suuzanne37 wrote: »
    I went for Dim Sum on Tuesday with seven people. I know my Dim Sum so I only had my favourites; steamed mostly plus sampled dessert.

    Also, went very light on lunch and dinner plus guesstimated 1,000 calories.

    Oooooh - what did you order? Please share, I need tips!

    1. Hargow - Shrimp Dumpling
    2. Beef rice noodle roll
    3. Shrimp rice noodle roll
    4. Shaomai - Pork w Shrimp
    5. Steamed pork bun
    6. Taro dumpling
    7. Sticky rice
    8. Egg Tart
    9. Mango pudding

    It was a party of eight (8); I treated each dish like an appetizer, a small portion of my favourites and lots of Tea.
  • _piaffe
    _piaffe Posts: 163 Member
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    Thank you - this is really helpful!