December 21, 2006
Cuisine: Chinese, Dim Sum
4609 Convoy St, Suite A
San Diego, CA 92111
Phone: (858) 268-0888
I came to Jasmine Seafood Restaurant straight from the airport on my recent holiday in San Diego. I’m generally not a fan of dim sum because eating greasy meat in the morning feels so wrong. Thankfully on this occasion I was still on East Coast time (12 PM PST/3 PM EST), so I was totally game.
Jasmine was packed at lunch time even though it was a Thursday. Ladies pushing carts circled the noisy banquet room. Oh, how I love chaotic dim sum experiences!
I was dining with ten or so family members so we ordered a lot of food (see above). Our first order was the fried octopus, which was SO tasty. The fruits of the sea have such great texture! The rest of the ordering was a bit of a blur. I especially enjoyed the beef rice rolls, which is my all-time favorite dim sum dish. I also thought the pot stickers and stuffed tofu skins were exceptional.
I think I need to get over my “meat in the morning” complex because dim sum at Jasmine was delicious!
Jasmine’s Dim Sum menu:
Fried Shrimp Balls, Sugar-Cane Shrimp, Stuffed Crab Claws, and many more!
Shrimp Dumplings (Ha Gaw), Shrimp Sui Mai, Pot Stickers Shrimp, BBQ Pork or Beef Rice Rolls; Pork Spare Ribs, Chicken Feet Chinese Broccoli with Oyster Sauce, Tofu, and much more!
Buns and Rice
BBQ Pork Bun, Chicken Bun, Lotus Leaf Sweet Rice, Rice Porridge with Chinese-Style Donut
Turnip Cake, Grilled Eggplant, Grilled Rice Roll
Sesame Balls, Coconut Peanut Mochi, Creamy Egg Bun, Pineapple Bun, Egg Custard, Lotus Bun, Coconut Pudding, Mango Pudding, Almond Jello, Soft Tofu with candied Ginger sauce, Mango Sweet Rice, and much much more!