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Dim sum heaven in Hong Kong!

Dim Sum Cuisine

The name dim sum, literally means "to dot your heart" may refer to small dishes Chinese eat between meals, for snacks or tea time. These small portions, bite-size Chinese food consists of a variety of steamed, braised, baked and deep fried dishes, are not only pleasant to the eyes but delicious too.

Made from the freshest ingredients, dim sum is often served in the morning as breakfast or brunch in Chinese restaurants (not all of them serve dim sum) where instead of ordering, you choose from a wide assortment of tantalizing delicacies that the waiters bring out on trolleys and trays.

There are the flavorful steamed shrimp dumplings wrapped in soft and subtle rice flour pastry (Har Gao), deep-fried egg-rolls, steamed buns with roast pork (Char Siu Bao), crispy yam croquette filled with minced pork, shrimps and Chinese mushrooms (Woo Kok), turnip cake (Lor Bak Ko), mango custard tarts and the list goes on and on. Dim sum chefs will constantly come up with new creations and may take you several visits to determine your favorites.

One thing about a meal of dim sum is that you can drink Chinese tea and you are often said to be drinking tea 'YUM CHA' when you have a meal of dim sum. Originated in tea houses in Canton, China , where you can find the best dim sum, this unique Chinese food is now very popular in other Asian countries and in the west.

Authentic Dim Sum Dishes

Buns (Basic Recipe)
Buns with Barbecued Pork Filling (Char Siu Bao)
Barbecued Pork with Hoisin Sauce (Char Siu)
Barbecued Spareribs
Cantonese Spring Rolls
Chicken Wontons
Clam Sycee
Crab Rangoon
Crabmeat Ragoon - Reader Favorite
Crab Puffs - a Crab Rangoon recipe
Dry Garlic Spareribs
Egg Custard Tarts
Egg Rolls
Egg Roll Wrappers
Flower Rolls (Hua Juan, Hua Chuan)
Fried Won Tons
Gow Gees
Gyoza (Japanese Potstickers)
Green Dumplings
Har Gau
Har Gau with Oyster Sauce
Honey Garlic Barbecue Pork/Spareribs
Imperial Rolls - Vietnamese Spring Rolls
Jiaozi (Boiled Dumplings)
Lettuce Wraps
Lotus Leaf Wraps (Lo Mai Gai)
Mandarin Crepes
Mango Pudding
Mini Spring Rolls
Oriental Paté
Paper-Wrapped Chicken
Pork and Shrimp Won Ton
Potstickers - with Red Rice Vinegar - Cantonese
Quick and Hot Dumpling Sauce
Salt and Pepper Spareribs
Sesame Seed Balls
Shrimp and Scallop Shiu Mai
Shrimp Balls Appetizer
Shrimp Toast
Shu Mai - Eggplant
Shu Mai - Pork
Spareribs with Black Bean Sauce
Spring Rolls
Spring Roll Wrappers
Sweet and Sour Sauce
Sweet and Sour Fish Sauce (Vietnamese)
Szechuan Guacamole
Thousand Corner Shrimp Balls
Vegetarian Ham
Vegetarian Potstickers
Vegetarian Wontons
Vietnamese Restaurant-Style Salad Rolls
Water Chestnut Appetizer
Wonton Wrappers

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