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Bloom's Dim Sum-Days: Bites and Sake on Sundays (Photos)

Dim sum was a favorite weekend treat where I grew up in New York. On Sundays, we would head over to Chinatown and feast on tiny steamed dumplings, egg rolls, meat-filled buns, fried shrimp, and the occasional chicken foot.

Little steamers on carts would be wheeled around the dining room, allowing you to take whatever you wanted -- most of the time you had no idea what was inside that red bun or that green dumpling until you took a bite. It didn't matter, however, because it was all good.

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Bloom in Wynwood has introduced Dim Sum-Days. Served every Sunday from noon to 8 p.m., it's part brunch, part dim sum. Dishes are less traditional, with flavor influences from Korea, Japan, and China. The vibe is laid back -- in fact we were there about two hours.

But that's part of the fun. A small clipboard on the table is

accompanied by golf pencils. Check off the items you want to try and

give it to your server. We did this a few times, taking our time with the food as we sipped sake and Scottish beer aged in rum casks. Added bonus: there plenty of vegetarian options on the menu.

Not a bad way to start the laziest day of the week.

Chai Kuih (veggie dumplings), served with three different sauces ($8 for three).

Har Gow (shrimp, spinach, and black garlic dumplings) ($11 for three).

Korean scallion pancake ($5).

Okonomiyaki (Japanese "pizza" with cabbage, soba noodles, mushroom, carrots, nori, katsuobushi, and pickled ginger), available with octopus, bacon, Chinese sausage, or veggie (shown, $13).

Duck & Bull (Szechuan brisket over white truffle rice congee, topped with egg) ($18).

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Bloom veggie spring roll ($3).

Adzuki and strawberry cake ($7).

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