PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Sally Song, chef and owner of Chinatown's Dim Sum Garden, is the newest chef-in-residence at Volvér Restaurant inside the Kimmel Center.
Dim Sum Garden, which opened in 2013, specializes in Shanghai-style cuisine with dishes like curry chicken, scallion pancakes, black pepper steak with rice and hand-drawn noodles and handmade dumplings.
The Jose Garces team at Volvér created two cocktails to pair with Sally's menu; a vodka-based Kiwi Bliss and Dragon's Fizz made with gin, dragon fruit and grapefruit soda.
Sally Song opened Dim Sum Garden with her mother, who is the fifth generation descendant of the original chef who created the very first Chinese steamed pork soup dumplings (Xiaolongbao) in China. Sally is the sixth generation.
Mom and daughter plan to use money earned during the residency to expand, moving the restaurant to a bigger location two doors away on Race Street that is currently undergoing renovations.
During the pandemic, they started selling nearly 20 varieties of their dumplings for people to make at home. You can order online and Sally says the food will arrive at your house within the hour.
Sally Song's residency runs through June 4th
300 S Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19102
To support Song, you can donate during your meal at Volvér or online at:
Garces will match patrons' donations, dollars for dollar, up to $5,000.
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1020 Race Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107