First Bites

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.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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