Dim Sum

Dim Sum
Pronunciation: deem-sum

Dim sum consists of a range of traditional Cantonese dishes that are served small in portions but in great variety. They include Cantonese dumplings, steamed pork ribs, chicken feet, custard puffs, buns and other small pastries placed in a small steamer basket or on a plate. Dim sum is linked to the traditional term 'yum cha', which means to drink tea in Cantonese, as tea is typically served with dim sum. Other items you can order include rice noodle rolls (cheong fun), roasted meats and congee porridge.

Individual Dim Sums are typically portioned for 3-4 small servings. Larger tables will probably order two to three plates of a same dish so as to cater to everyone at the table. Dishes can also be classified as 'small', 'medium' or 'large', with prices varying accordingly.


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