May 31, 2005
Steamed Pork Bun, Stat!
Going out for yumcha, it must be said, is a skill that you will have to learn if you're not going to go hungry. The trick, punkin, is to sit somewhere in the middle of the table.
Too close to the aisle, and it's up to you to decide what the table's going to eat. If you're not decisive, and in posession of a lightining recall of the entire tables likes, dislikes, allergies and favourites, this is a dangerous position to be in.
Likewise against the wall. Unless your table has the perfect complement of diners (any multiple of three), the person by the wall gets last choice of the food, misses out entirely on all the choice items, and winds up gnawing on a cold stale spring roll half an hour into proceedings.
Sit in the middle, punkin, and all the glory that is yumcha will be yours.