I just love a good Grocery store

My Mother’s Day celebration was going to Bamboo Garden Restaurant in Sunset Park.  A serious local dim sum spot where the Chinese community in the area gathers.  A big family day.  I particularly loved the large screen that looms over the main dining room (there is another one) that shares the dishes making its way through the room and the price….of course, all in Chinese.  What dialect of Chinese, I am not sure.

All and all we had 19 dishes.  I won’t inundate you with them all but share a few highlights.  Shrimp dumplings.

Spinach Dumplings.

Happy dumpings

Pork Buns


Cream filled buns

Custard Tarts

And a sesame treat.

Afterward, we walked across the street to the food court connected to the grocery store, Fei Long Market.  We had been there a few years ago but I never walked into the grocery store.  I love a good grocery store.  It confirms my belief that brick and mortar just needs to be rethought.  Seeing what is on the shelves says something about the community who shops there.

Going into a grocery store wherever I travel is always a highlight.  This particular one is filled with products that are definitely not at my local grocery store.  The art of discovery is one of the best parts.

Comments (Archived):

  1. TanyaMonteiro

    the first place I am heading as soon as I arrive back into the city. Fei long Market!!

    1. Gotham Gal

      it is really good!

  2. Ben Giordano

    It actually hurts to read this post on an empty stomach.

  3. LE

    I miss going to dim sum. There is literally only 1 decent place where I am and it’s usually not worth the wait.Seeing your pictures made me think it’s a good idea (for emergencies) to have an indoor propane burner such as thisfor disaster preparedness (very inexpensive and safe for indoor use):https://www.amazon.com/Iwat

  4. Kirsten Lambertsen

    They have a fascinator interior 😉

  5. awaldstein

    Are there any in Manhattan you consider good?Can’t remember the last time I was surprised honestly.

    1. Gotham Gal

      I do like Sunrise market in Soho.

      1. awaldstein

        I’ll check it out. Thanks!

  6. rafisyed

    Where’s your local? West village grocery stores have been seriously lacking for years

    1. Gotham Gal

      Chelsea Market is the key