I'm one of those people that when at restaurants, always goes for a starter instead of a pud. In fact at Chinese restaurants, I love the appetizers and small plates so much, I just have 3 or 4 of them and no main.
When I was 20 I worked as a bar/ cafe manager in Australia with a great crew of people. One day a week the other bar managers and club bosses in town went down to Chinatown for a feast of dim sum and too much chilled Murray River Chardonnay. That was my first real introduction to great Dim Sum; I loved the little cart that came around with different new, strange flavourful offerings that were all delicious.
Many years later I was wondering what to do next in my life after travelling around the globe with my work in the tourism business. While visiting Hong Kong I was taken by friends to Lin Heung Tea House... what an experience that was, very old school dim sum and very Hong Kong. Since then I've been collecting ideas and experimenting, finally deciding to settle in beautiful Devon and create and serve dumplings, filled bao buns and small dishes from all around Asia in a traditional and modern way using the best produce the West Country of England has to offer.
See you soon