Prepared Dim Sum Experience
At Pina Express, we provide a high quality and well executed frozen dim sum experience for young adults, new parents, and anyone else looking for a reliably impressive meal at home.
Founded in 2020, PINA EXPRESS inspired by the amazing flavors of Asian cuisine and bold flavors- unique, flavorful ingredients blended together to bring every bite of our food to its own experience.
It all started when I was around 8 and my grandmother had taken me to the H-mart down the street from where I grew up in Baltimore to get the dumplings I was craving. I was so excited to returned home after shopping and deep fry my dumplings!
Nearly two years later, I would have real peking duck and dumplings as well as gyoza as my mother began expanding my palete. This was when I began cooking and learned to pan fry my dumplings.
Fast forward 8 years to college at the Culinary Institute of America where I developed a weekend hobby with friends of making our own dumplings! I was always trying to understand more. After settling in Rochester with my now-wife Rachel, I was fortunate enough to build the blocks into making my hobby a real business.
Ricardo Pina, Founder & Chef at Pina Express