A few of us treated ourselves to a buffet breakfast at the Sheraton Hotel close by – expensive by Dameisha meal standards – but still very affordable at $20. I just had some scrambled egg, toast and some Shumai (also spelled shaomai, shui mai, shu mai, sui mai, shui mei, siu mai, shao mai, siew mai, or siomai!). Gobbled up the first one of the two little critters in my bowl before I took the picture. Shumai is a traditional Chinese dumpling served in dim sum*; it’s essentially a pork and mushroom dumpling. It’s steamed in a wooden basket like the one on my plate.
*Dim sum is the collective name for a southern Chinese cuisine which involves a wide range of light dishes served alongside Chinese tea.
We went to the Dameisha beach afterward (picture below) .. some people out, but it’s only slowly warming up. Still only about 60 ºF (15 ºC), with the sun is struggling to come out. We may go to a resort close by where we live this afternoon with a cable car that runs up the mountains with a panoramic view.
Of course I will take some pictures !