Young and Hungry

A Look Inside Hollywood East’s Dim Sum Kitchen

This week's Young & Hungry column takes a look at two different dim sum palaces: the sleek, lounge-y, London-import Ping Pong Dim Sum in Chinatown and the informal, family-oriented Hollywood East Cafe, which recently reopened in the Westfield Shopping Center.

In preparation for the story, I asked Hollywood East owner Janet Yu if she would give me a tour of her kitchen, so that I could better understand the skill and labor that goes into her daily dim sum menu. City Paper photographer Darrow Montgomery joined us for the tour and took these short videos of head chef Kenny Lei preparing the skins and the actual har gau dumplings.

The second video is after the jump.