I don't have a ton of relatives. At least not in the U.S. For many years my Mom, Dad, sister and I would get Chinese food on Thanksgiving and Christmas. The turkey was just too much food and nobody really liked the hassle.
In keeping with tradition, we went to Empress Pavillion for dim sum Thanksgiving Day. Empress Pavillion is well-known as THE place to get dim sum in China Town. It is really traditional, with the ladies pushing the carts around up and down the aisles.
Usually, it is at least an hour wait just to get seated. But because it was Thanksgiving, we walked right in, no wait!
The great thing about the carts is that you don't need to speak the language, you can just point to whatever you want to eat.
Although, if you're not careful, you end up with six shrimp dishes, chicken's feet, or jellyfish. It is best to have someone who speaks Chinese with you.
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