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Dim Sum literally means “touching the heart” in Chinese language. It is typically served in a small plate so it also means “snack” or “small sample”. This unique culinary treasure originated in China many hundreds of years ago and is a showcase of China’s rich culinary diversity and history . Although Dim Sum is popularly regarded as Cantonese cuisine, it actually originated in Northern China as an exclusive luxury for the royal family, and eventually it was served in tea houses, particularly the busy tea houses along the famous Silk Road, where merchants and local elites met and socialized.
Dim Sum became a Cantonese cuisine signature in early 20th century when business were active and fresh food ingredient , especially seafood, were more abundant in Southern China, Canton and Hong Kong region, thus Dim Sum got its name. Dim Sum is Cantonese pronunciation of “touching the heart”, or going to “drink tea” (yum cha), as tea is typically served with Dim Sum.
There are many varieties of Dim Sum. Each variety has its own specific flavor , shape and texture. They are made often in bite size so it’s perfect for sharing and enjoy the varieties.
Dim Sum can be enjoyed on any occasion, as appetizer, starter, lunch, snack, or even as a main course or dessert.
We at Dim Sum & Noodle serve well prepared Dim Sum for your enjoyment and excitement of this Chinese culinary treasure hunt and journey.
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