I love dumplings; if you wrap some food in dough and bake, boil, or fry it I promise I will eat it. I guess that is really true for most people. Dumplings are popular all over the world and maybe most popular in China from what I understand from watching Anthony Bourdain travel there. Apparently they constantly eat dim sum from little carts which I think I first saw in Working Girl and now am always reminded of when I think about Dim Sum. If you haven’t seen Working Girl you totally should, it is the ultimate 80s quasi-feminist movie where through a series of misunderstandings and sheer gumption a woman earns the 80s American Dream: Harrison Ford and a corner office.
Get Sum Dim Sum is a fast food style spot across the street from Central Market on North Lamar and they are taking dumplings out of the dim sum cart and serving them all day. When you first walk in you pick out a menu and then write right on it with a little dry erase pen exactly what you want. They automatically have several combo options for $7.75 in case you don’t want to read the menu and always have vegetarian specials. Vegan items are clearly labeled and are represented in every part of the menu. I have been there a couple of times and for a fast casual place they really have a lot of options and the food is pretty good and a good deal as well.Recently I tried the lunch special with the rice soup. Everything comes out really quickly and the dumplings come in little bamboo steamer baskets. The rice soup was very comforting if plain and good for the rainy day we were having. The flat dumplings were my favorite.I think they were the “Vegetarian Dumplings” which are filled with Baby Bok Choy, Shitake Mushrooms, and Water Chestnuts in a Wheat Starch wrapper, but that might have been these.I know, right, this is the worst review ever, I was too busy thinking about Harrison Ford to take good notes. I know the steamed spinach dumplings were green and so good.They also have vegan sesame balls stuffed with red bean paste for dessert.The menu is rounded out with bao, buddha’s delight, seaweed wrapped tofu dumplings, and pot stickers and I am excited to try it all. You can also order ahead and pick up or have it delivered through Eat Out In and eat your dim sum at home with working girl and thinking about how you too can make waves and climb the corporate ladder with Dim Sum.
I love that movie and Harrison Ford was great in it.
The dumplings look so good.
I wish there was a dim sum place like that around here. I haven’t had dim sum in ages. I never heard of flat dumplings before. Didn’t they fall apart?
I want to eat that right now! I miss sesame balls- I haven’t had ’em in ages. I’ve really got to get my lady to take me down to Austin!!! It’s so close, yet so far away.
Ohmygod, that looks so good I want to cry.
Ooh, I haven’t tried the green dumplings. They look fun.
Yum! That all looks awesome and you made me want dumplings!
That is such a cool concept for a restaurant!
I have TO GO! I love those flat sheet dumplings…Love the Harrison Ford photo also, I’m always a sucker for food/80’s movies 😛
The salt & pepper seaweed wrap tofu is un-freaking-believable. My omni foodie husband says it is his favorite “bite” in Austin.
Those spinach dumplins look so so so amazing–I need to make my own soon! And I’m super jealous of people who have dim sum options in their town, but I won’t hold it against you 🙂
Those green dumplings look like gems! So mesmerizing!