We went to Hee's Garden for dinner, because they have a special for the month of June (advertised on Chinese TV) whereby you get two courses of Peking Duck for only $35 (normally $65). It was pretty good quality duck too. The first course was, of course, the crispy skin on a bed of prawn crackers, served with thin flour pancakes, cucumber and spring onion sticks, and hoisin sauce. The second course was a bit boring though, just the chopped up chunks of meat, as opposed to the flesh being used in something requiring a bit more effort, such as sang choi bao (lettuce wraps) or tofu soup.
|Peking duck first course, the leftovers.|
I have been guilty of eating dim sum for dinner myself. It's great that you can eat what you like when you want to, though I wish people from other cultures would let me know when I am doing something totally weird. Like, are you only supposed to have masala tea after your meal, rather than during it? And when you order tsukemen, must you dip the noodles in the soup, rather than pouring the soup over the noodles?
But wait staff can be overly helpful as well. I was surprised when I was offered a fork at a Chinese eatery, simply because I spoke in English. At a Vietnamese restaurant recently, the server showed us how to pour the fish sauce over the rice noodles.
I guess you can't have it both ways. Either you have silent staff, or ones that might end up telling you something obvious. In the end, I guess it doesn't matter if you eat something "the wrong way". But I still want to know.