Chinese, yes please! Dim sum 點心 in Chinese means “a little bit of heart” or “touch the heart.” The vast history behind this culinary art revolves around tea and warm, lively conversation. Dim sum is often paired with tea as the tea promotes digestion while cleansing the palate. This is an particularly exciting foodtiq adventure because the dim sum P.O.V. is to taste a little bit of everything. In order to do so properly, it is usually best to go in a big group of friends, family, or both. That way, you get the full dim sum experience.
Chinatown in Chicago is a place of diversity and culture. Since its founding in 1983, the Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce had dedicated its efforts to cultivate and promote the Chinese-American experience by expanding various businesses. The Chamber’s efforts are apparent in the recent influx in restaurants and cultural events in Chinatown. Chamber leaders such as President Raymond Chin and Chinese Secretary Tony Hu have greatly influenced the flavor profile of Chinatown by revamping the restaurant-dining scene, changing the way that we taste and experience the neighborhood locally and culturally.
Today, I foodtiq MingHin Cuisine. MingHin Cuisine is a relatively new kid on the block of well-known restaurants such as Joy Yee’s Noodle Shop, Hing Kee, and Tony Hu’s mini gourmet empire (Lao Sze Chuan, Lao Beijing, Lao Shanghai, Lao You Ju, Lao Yunan…). Amongst this popular crowd, MingHin has created its own place amongst these older players. It has revolutionized the dim sum eating scene in Chinatown as it has presented a fresh-approach to dim sum service. In particular, they have rolled out the dim sum carts and replaced them with a made-to-order offering. Pan-fried, steamed, or deep-fried, MingHin cooks up flavorful, well-priced, traditional, and pristine Chinese cuisine.
Dim Sum Menu:
Welcome to the MingHin Tasting Gallery! This red, sculpture sits at the entrance of the restaurant. I took a picture of it because I adore artistic, cultural pieces. These details add that much more flair to a tasting adventure~
|The Shrimp Dumpling with green chive 潮州粉果|
|The Scallop, Xiao Long Bao (off menu) 小籠包|
| The Sui Mai with shrimp and pork 燒賣
| MingHin’s Shrimp Dumpling 蝦餃
|Short Rib with pepper sauce|
|The Crispy, Chicken Half|
|The Sizzling Oyster w/ Ginger & Green Onion|
|The Garlic and Eggplant Casserole|
|The Crab with Thai Curry Sauce|
AND STUFFED. 吃饱了吗? Did you have enough to eat?
Degree of Taste: TASTY
till next tiq,
招财进宝 May your dumplings bring in wealth and treasure
|Address: 2168 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60616