Whether visiting Los Angeles as a tourist or living here as an established local, you may be familiar with the popular style of Cantonese food frequently referred to as “dim sum.” If you are unfamiliar with dim sum but are interested to know more, or have heard of it but always wondered what it is, the perfect downtown Los Angeles food event awaits you! The Los Angeles Chinatown Dim Sum Crawl will take place next week in downtown Los Angeles and will give participants a look at some of Chinatown’s best hidden dim sum restaurants.
Dim sum is prepared in small portions and is typically served in small steamer baskets. Some common foods are dumplings, fluffy buns, egg rolls, lotus leaf rice, cakes, sweets, and more! Dim sum is often eaten with tea and can be eaten as both a snack or a meal. It’s truly a unique dining experience and if you love dim sum or are curious to learn more, attending the Dim Sum Crawl will be a great way mix and mingle with other like-minded foodies while enjoying some of the historic Chinatown district’s best dim sum! Diners will get to try a variety of dim sum – everything from small bites to exotic finger foods to other savory treats.
If you need another reason to try out dim sum at the Los Angeles Chinatown Dim Sum Crawl, Eagle Rock Brewery will be curating some of its best beers to pair with each of the four dim sum stops. Participants will even receive a souvenir beer glass to take home! The four dim sum restaurants to be explored during the crawl will be Empress Pavilion, Mandarin Chateau, Hop Woo, and Plum Tree Inn.
Downtown Los Angeles is a great spot to check out for anyone staying in Los Angeles hotels near Chinatown because of its unique architecture, local shops, distinctive food, and more. What’s better is that it’s a quick Metro ride from the Hollywood Hotel to Chinatown – so set your parking woes aside!
The Dim Sum Crawl will take place on Thursday, April 18 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm in Chinatown. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the event’s website.