Dim Sum Dos and Don'ts with Mike Chen of Strictly Dumpling | Sean in the Wild

  • Published on Jul 18, 2017
  • Though dim sum has its roots in ancient China, the meal has become an inextricable part of life in NYC. In order to help Sean Evans navigate the cuisine's unique customs and courtesies, Strictly Dumpling's Mike Chen decided to set up a crash-course at Nom Wah Tea Parlor, the oldest dim sum shop in Chinatown. From proper tea etiquette to strategy for attacking a plate of chicken feet, TVclip's globetrotting gourmand breaks down the dim sum dos and dont's for dumpling fanatics everywhere.
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  • OneironauticalOne
    OneironauticalOne 3 days ago

    Fucking annoying BG music..

  • Um timo
    Um timo 4 days ago

    Hot ones for Mike would be a walk in the park. I'd love to see that.

  • Veylon
    Veylon 5 days ago

    For some reason the subtitles said chicken teeth instead of chicken feet 🤨🤨🧐🧐

  • HayYou 2
    HayYou 2 5 days ago


  • HayYou 2
    HayYou 2 5 days ago

    DIM SUM and FILIPINO FOOD are the 2 best cuisines on this planet. HANDS DOWN

  • Wasabi Junior
    Wasabi Junior 7 days ago


  • Juwangsang
    Juwangsang 9 days ago

    Hey, thats the dude who belves that there are alians hiding in space and that there are pyramides in antarctica

  • chiibits
    chiibits 10 days ago

    I am so jealous and hungry right now. I want Dim Sum tooooo!

  • nimish kulkarni
    nimish kulkarni 10 days ago

    making me hungry AF y'all

  • Sravan Kotlo
    Sravan Kotlo 11 days ago

    I knew about the teapot thing from jojo...lol

  • Lazer Kaufman
    Lazer Kaufman 15 days ago

    Ima get some chicken feet now!

  • That OneGuy
    That OneGuy 15 days ago


  • Matt T
    Matt T 15 days ago

    Lol I always avoided the chicken feet when I go to dim sum cause chickens walks over their own 💩 in the chicken pen

    • Matt T
      Matt T 13 days ago

      +Elise Blair ya but I still can't do it

    • Elise Blair
      Elise Blair 14 days ago

      Matt T you don’t think it’s been cleaned first..?

  • Austin Combs
    Austin Combs 16 days ago

    Sean Evans is such an amazing host

  • BapBop
    BapBop 17 days ago

    You need to put this man on the hot ones cuz he says he loves spicy let’s see how he handles it

  • John Paul
    John Paul 18 days ago

    I only know Mike from beyond science

  • tasidar3
    tasidar3 18 days ago

    He looks like a young Jackie Chan.
    It's not racist if its true.

    • tasidar3
      tasidar3 16 days ago

      +matics28 except i read a bunch of comments saying exactly that.

    • matics28
      matics28 17 days ago

      Nobody said it was racist except for you though lol. That's the funny thing about people like you, you're constantly bringing up race into situations that are not inherently racist lol. In fact, it's clear as day that you don't even know what the term racism is, most people don't these days and just throw the word around and apply it in every wrong situation lol.

  • Miao Sun
    Miao Sun 24 days ago

    Oh Mikey don’t like dim sim cuz its not spicy at all

  • Tabitha Jones
    Tabitha Jones 25 days ago

    I love seeing you two together. Mike Chen and Sean Evans together at the same table, is priceless.

  • Dyceish001
    Dyceish001 Month ago

    ok, this is awesome, Love Mike Chen, watch him on beyond science and beyond!!! Sean, Really liking your gig bro. HAve been watching for a while and I am finding it hard to get my fill of your awesome content. I am going to repeat this on a few videos so you see it! Thank you Sean and crew, so much for the amazing stuff!!

  • wrcardon
    wrcardon Month ago

    For those who have never had dim sum... Rule #1.... don't order all the dishes at once. Space it out so everything is hot when you eat it... dumplings especially cool off fast and lose their intended experience. Take it slow and enjoy the experience with family and friends.

  • Steven York
    Steven York Month ago

    I want Jamie from Sorted in Hot Ones please!!😁😁😁

  • Matthew Golterman
    Matthew Golterman Month ago

    I agree about getting Mikey on Hot Ones.

  • Trinh Tran
    Trinh Tran Month ago

    they forgot to mention that dim sum is best ate with a TON of people. Like 3 to 4 minimum. A good dim sum meal has at least 6 people on average. Not only does that mean you can eat a greater amount of food but the cost is less too....that is unless you're with the older generation in which case you get to watch the older adults bicker and legitmately stealing the bill from one another. Also the tapping thing, i thought it was a signal to stop, not gratitute.

  • Helen Mel
    Helen Mel Month ago

    This is the collab of a lifetime YEESSSSS

  • thebriculator
    thebriculator Month ago

    I've had top steamer trays my whole life, and they're usually too hot

  • juan def
    juan def Month ago

    Mike Chen is very American, but got his Chinese/Taiwanese heritage flowing through him still.

  • Your Conscience
    Your Conscience Month ago

    If I want just one thing in life, when its about TVclip, I want Sean Evans of "First We Feast", Mike Chen of "Strictly Dumpling", Trevor James of "Food Ranger" and Mark Wiens of "Mark Wiens" having a spicy food challenge.
    And, everyone can bring their own dish to the table. Mark Wiens with some superspicy Thai dish, Sean Evans and his Wings, Trevor James with some original Szechuan dish and Mike Chen with (also) something doused in hot oil :D
    Thats everything I want.

  • hedarfoota
    hedarfoota Month ago

    Mike would use hot oil on his wing.

  • xiaoyings ASMR
    xiaoyings ASMR Month ago


  • sope nation
    sope nation Month ago

    i see mike chen in the title, i instantly click!

  • kou
    kou 2 months ago

    im chinese and i didnt know about the no halvesy rule

  • Ting Zhang
    Ting Zhang 2 months ago

    A dim sum without chicken feet is the worst.

  • Michael Hudecek
    Michael Hudecek 2 months ago

    Great video!

  • Vcent Lee
    Vcent Lee 2 months ago

    Good thing in our culture we don’t need to worry for that stuff when we go to a dim sum. I also don’t see people doing that if their Chinese or half Chinese.

  • Juan Davila
    Juan Davila 2 months ago

    Them chicken feet look so good.

  • Harry CHEUNG
    Harry CHEUNG 2 months ago

    hot ones pls

  • Valerie Garcia
    Valerie Garcia 2 months ago

    collaboration of the century

  • smiley37greg
    smiley37greg 3 months ago

    "Mike, you can eat" might be the biggest understatement ever said by Sean Evans in his entire life!

  • Sara Winardi
    Sara Winardi 3 months ago

    It’s. SO TRUE! You can’t have dim sum without chicken feet.

  • Blue Dynamite
    Blue Dynamite 3 months ago

    i cant believe this was a year ago and I missed it.

  • Jeoffry Geff
    Jeoffry Geff 4 months ago

    he looks like the daughter from bobs burgers

  • i hate stuart little
    i hate stuart little 4 months ago +1

    isn't he also like a crazy conspiracy theorist too?

    • Marlon Ricardo
      Marlon Ricardo 2 months ago

      Yeah, he has a Channel called Beyond Science where he talks about weird conspiracies.

  • Desirah Johnston
    Desirah Johnston 4 months ago

    The collab I never knew I needed

  • Mark Bacolod
    Mark Bacolod 4 months ago

    really hoping to see this guy (Mike) and Mark Weins eating those hot wings.

  • sartorian darkstorm
    sartorian darkstorm 4 months ago

    i think mikey chen is properbly the one guy who can top chili klaus on handling spicy

  • ADHDgaming _8
    ADHDgaming _8 4 months ago

    You can tell this guy is a youtuber almost immediately by the fucking speed at which he talks

  • Jesus Christ
    Jesus Christ 4 months ago

    Man where has this been all my life. I love both of these guys.

  • derp derp
    derp derp 4 months ago

    Animals stand in shit, piss, and filth

  • Advent
    Advent 4 months ago +3

    Finally some people who don’t think that the only Chinese food are dogs and cats...

  • William Phillips
    William Phillips 4 months ago

    Lol in a first world country and eating chicken feet. Why dont you just eat some shit while youre at it

  • PebberJack
    PebberJack 4 months ago

    Finally Yamcha got his due.. !! got on him.. :P

  • LazR
    LazR 4 months ago

    4:08-4:20 Been drinking warm beverages rather than cold one since you mentioned this. It really helps, i don't get stomach pains or discomforts anymore :)

  • Terrific Popcorn
    Terrific Popcorn 4 months ago +1

    You spelled it wrong! It's not mike Chen! It's JACKIE CHAN!

  • Cecily Cook
    Cecily Cook 5 months ago

    My favorite thing about food in general ..... besides the company, hospitality and the enjoyment of fully embracing cultures is how you could travel across an area and order the same thing everytime ...... will never taste the same. When one cooks, they put a part of themselves into it and its different everytime

  • holyshititzmark
    holyshititzmark 5 months ago

    He uses his hands to talk way too much...

  • Titus Tucker
    Titus Tucker 5 months ago

    I like Mike and his channel, been watching him since before strictly dumpling, we share a lot in common when it comes to food, I like mine spicy which I think he does also.

  • Patrick Yee
    Patrick Yee 5 months ago

    One thing I would add about dining at dim sum is that some people would have soy sauce and chiles with the oil. I dip the dumplings in it. I noticed when the Fung Bros. went there that sriracha was on the table, you could dip your dumplings in that too.

  • KickLikeLee
    KickLikeLee 5 months ago

    White people don't know how to eat food like us Asian we love our Asian food but can also eat white people food which we love as well.

  • Kris KK
    Kris KK 5 months ago

    Can someone who speaks Cantonese confirm that mike chen isn’t the right person for a dim sum lesson? Isn’t he a hot oil fiend from xinjiang?

  • jose lopez
    jose lopez 5 months ago

    Id eat this.. even the chicken feet. But then again i guess mexicans eat cow brain and bull balls

  • TXfrogboy
    TXfrogboy 5 months ago

    Asian food is the best food

  • Misha Masengill
    Misha Masengill 5 months ago

    Why does Sean seem miserable in this? He's usually a lot more personable.

  • Jimmy
    Jimmy 5 months ago +2

    As much as I like Mike and his videos, Mike is not the person for Cantonese food or Dim Sum. Mike loves to put hot chili oil on everything, the hotter - the better. However, chili oil is anathema to Cantonese cuisine which stresses freshness and natural tasting.the
    On a completely separate note, the higher end Cantonese restaurants in the greater Toronto and greater Vancouver areas offer communal table chopsticks which are of a different color and which are used to pick up and bring food to the individual’s plate. The chopsticks of the individuals should not be used to touch the food still on the serving plates. In the United States, this practice is not as well known and I have yet to see any food videos explaining this practice.

  • Enji Todoroki
    Enji Todoroki 5 months ago

    1:12 Did he just say Yamcha...

  • Offspring Gaming
    Offspring Gaming 5 months ago

    beyond science

  • Honey Badger
    Honey Badger 5 months ago

    Is iced tea ok to use instead of hot tea ?

  • Dustin Sisoutham
    Dustin Sisoutham 6 months ago +1

    "Figure it out with your tongue."
    Mikey Chen 2020

  • Joe Yang
    Joe Yang 6 months ago

    John thao was here

  • juke box
    juke box 6 months ago

    Mike chen needs to be on hot ones!!!!! He always claims that he has high tolerance for spiciness.

    • juke box
      juke box 6 months ago

      I need to see him prove it.

  • Brian Dubya
    Brian Dubya 6 months ago

    Ok so the first one is chicken feet, its no big deal

  • Cpt Murica11
    Cpt Murica11 6 months ago

    You two together would make an awesome travel eats television show.

  • jamzxx
    jamzxx 6 months ago

    Someone needs to teach Sean how to hold chopsticks

  • shahram72
    shahram72 6 months ago

    I love it when two of my fav TVcliprs get together!

  • Bob Dickens
    Bob Dickens 6 months ago

    I don’t know why people don’t like chicken feet. That stuff is heavenly... tastes so good

  • phuoi trinh
    phuoi trinh 6 months ago

    Two of my favorite guys on TVclip! ❤

  • Jacopo Carboncini
    Jacopo Carboncini 6 months ago

    Invite him to hit ones!

  • Felicia W
    Felicia W 6 months ago

    Damn Sean, nice mouth skills!

  • Nathan Gordon
    Nathan Gordon 6 months ago

    The grammar on the title is atrocious lol.

  • Michael Q
    Michael Q 6 months ago

    I wish I was mike chens friend. Hes great

  • zane vongola
    zane vongola 6 months ago


  • Aditya Jonathan Mamahit

    0:42 i know this place by watching 2012 movie called premium rush *nvm, just keep scrollin dude

  • mini696
    mini696 6 months ago

    Get this boy on hot ones.

  • Dr. Phil's creampie lounge

    4:09: sounds like bullshit. oil does not congeal in the stomach if you drink cold water. it's instantly diluted with acid in the stomach.

  • Bomby Drip
    Bomby Drip 7 months ago


  • Ian 71X
    Ian 71X 7 months ago

    Being a fan of both "First We Eat" & "Strictly Dumplings", I clicked on this video thinking Mike was gonna be doing the Hot Sauce Challenge with steam buns.... So when is this gonna happen? Since he does love his noodles to swim in hot spicy lava.

  • Soup_Er
    Soup_Er 7 months ago

    Ive been to dim sum so many times hahaha. Love everything about it

  • Nicholas Liu
    Nicholas Liu 7 months ago

    great guy mike 👍

  • News About Brews
    News About Brews 7 months ago

    Chicken feet with dim sum is definitely important. And it's legit good. I hated the texture for like 2 seconds my first time at a dim sum place, then fell in love with it.

  • malina1love
    malina1love 7 months ago

    I nominate Him and Mark Wiens

  • Karen
    Karen 7 months ago

    I cut in half.

  • Samson Wong
    Samson Wong 7 months ago

    Sean, come down to Sgv in soCaL I will take you on the full spectrum of what dim sum is all about.

  • Canopus al-Hariri
    Canopus al-Hariri 7 months ago

    Man. Chicken feet is my go to item in any dim sum restaurant in the world.

  • H H
    H H 7 months ago

    I’m so hungry for dim sum now!!!

  • Ogion
    Ogion 7 months ago

    Siu Mai is seriously delicious. You won't expect how good it is.

  • Copuloxi Ranbooi
    Copuloxi Ranbooi 7 months ago

    Great episode. I have never had dim sum before! Glad to of watched this to learn some tips. btw- random but the restaurant with the white and gold everywhere is beautiful!

  • TheCulinarian
    TheCulinarian 7 months ago

    Mikey would be good on hot ones, especially now that he’s got so much more travel under his belt.

  • Renita
    Renita 7 months ago

    This looks so much better than my Dim Sum experience.
    We went with my ex's step-mom and she ordered for everyone in Chinese.
    And a lot of stuff had faces 🤐
    And the chicken feet were a HUGE no for me!

  • cas4040
    cas4040 7 months ago

    Mike and Sean! I love it. Check out his Beyond Science channel.

  • Asif Mahmud Koushik
    Asif Mahmud Koushik 7 months ago

    Bring him on Hot Ones.Please