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  Rhythm - the Online Magazine to HKVP Radio
Dim sum consists of many small dishes that could be considered appetizers, such as dumplings, buns, fried or steamed meats and seafood, vegetarian dishes, cakes and desserts, but when eaten in quantity, can make a satisfying yet not overly filling meal.
Be advised that during peak dim sum hours, the waiting time for a table can be quite long, the crowd will be noisy and you may have to bring your voice up a few decibels amid the din to be heard in a conversation with a fellow diner across the table.
The grand finale of a dim sum meal, as with most Chinese meals in restaurants, is the proverbial grabbing of the check, usually between two people who are vying for face and the glory that comes with proving you can afford to treat the group to such a lavish meal.
www.hkvpradio.com /rhythm/dining/dimsum/dimsum.php   (3697 words)

 OrientalFood: /Special/DimSum/Introduction of Dim Sum
Dim Sum means "little heart" or "touch your heart"-- an apt reference to these little dishes that both delight the palate and capture the imagination.  Dim Sum is Cantonese cuisine that comes mainly in the form of steamed and fried dumplings containing a wide array of mouth-watering fillings.
The quantity of each dish in dim sum was kept small-the delicacies were served in tiers of bamboo steamers or small to medium-sized plates-so that many different varieties could be sampled: crisp croquettes, translucent dumplings, sticky cakes, fried rice, etc..
Dim sum is mostly taken for breakfast or for lunch and Sundays are exceptionally popular for a family lunch or breakfast.
www.orientalfood.com /special/dimsum/introdimsum.shtml   (532 words)

 Dim sum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dim sum is a Chinese light meal or brunch served with Chinese tea.
Traditional dim sum includes various types of steamed buns such as char siew bao, dumplings and rice rolls, which contain a range of ingredients, including beef, chicken, pork, prawns and vegetarian options.
Consistent with this tradition, dim sum restaurants typically only serve dim sum until the afternoon; other kinds of Cantonese cuisine are served in the evening.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dim_sum   (2301 words)

 Wandering Spoon - Dim Sum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The phrase dim sum refers to a "point on the heart" or something that touches "the heart's delight"—a perfect name for that elation of seeing your favorite dumplings appear by your table.
Dim sum was designed to be a relaxing meal, as meandering and exploratory as the conversation itself.
Many dim sum dishes are subtle in their seasonings, so do use a light hand with the sauces and dips.
www.wanderingspoon.com /about/clips/clip_cs-dimsum.html   (1342 words)

 Hong Kong: Dim Sum Restaurants
In terms of Chinese culinary history, dim sum are relatively new on the scene.
Otherwise the conversational bustle (amplified by uncarpeted flooring in old-style restaurants), the rush for vacant seats, the clatter of dim sum servers pushing their trolleys among the crowded tables, and the hustle of shouting, gesticulating waiters can be an overwhelming introduction to Hong Kong residents' love of food, gregariousness and cheerful noise-making.
Many of the finer dim sum selections, however, may not be available during the quiet spells, when the harassed dim sum cooks take a break from their literally steaming kitchens.
www.globalgourmet.com /destinations/hongkong/hkdimsum.html   (547 words)

 Koi Palace Seafood Restaurant - Dim Sum Menu
In the United States, however, we are most familiar with the term dim sum to describe these small meals.
Dim sum, literally translated from the Cantonese, means "dot-hearts," small treats that touch the heart.
Most dim sum foods are savory pastries -- steamed or fried dumplings, filled buns, noodles.
www.koipalace.com /menu/dimsum.html   (363 words)

 Dim Sum
The portions are bite-sized, and they are served in small quantities, usually three or four to a plate, so that the diners can enjoy a variety of foods, whether they eat very little or indulge in a huge feast.
Variety is one of the keys to dim sum.
Chinese custom does not include saving sweets for the end of the meal, although they are reserved for special occasions, such as the pauses between courses in a banquet or indulgences like dim sum.
www.cuisinenet.com /glossary/dimsum.html   (505 words)

 Dim Sum - Davis Wiki
Dim sum is a type of Chinese food that consists of lots of finger foods, dumplings, turnovers, buns, and anything else traditionally served in a Chinese tea house.
Dim sum can be steamed, deep-fried, pan-fried, roasted— you name it, they've got it and with enough types of meat and seafood to whet any omnivores palate.
In any dim sum place worth their salt, servers will come around every few minutes with rolling carts of freshly made food, or sometimes they'll make you choose the dishes from a piece of paper that would require you to "check" the boxes of your choice.
daviswiki.org /Dim_Sum   (690 words)

Dim sum is of Cantonese origin and very popular not only in China but also in other Asian countries.
Dim sum is more of a culinary tradition, not unlike the Spanish tappas, where portions are bite-sized, and served in small quantities, usually three or four to a plate.
Popular dim sums include steamed shrimp dumplings (har qau), steamed pork and shrimp dumplings (siu mai), deep-fried spring rolls, steamed barbecued pork buns (cha siu bau), deep-fried egg rolls and taro-root dumplings and green peppers with shrimp filling.
www.ethnicfoodsco.com /China/dimsum.htm   (387 words)

Dim Sum is Cantonese cuisine that comes mainly in the form of steamed and fried dumplings containing a wide array of mouth-watering ("lau hau seui") fillings.
Many types of dim sum are made with cow's intestine and stomach, pig's blood, chicken feet, and other delicious internal organs, but to my knowledge, none are made with hearts--at least not in San Francisco.
Dim sum is also part of a cultural ritual that originated in Southern China's Guangdong Province.
www.woohoo.org /question.htm   (738 words)

 What is Dim Sum?
Dim Sum can be a daunting array of odd-looking dishes, new tastes and a new way of eating.
In a nutshell, Dim Sum is best explained as a breakfast/lunch meal of small, individual prepared dishes that are usually ordered off carts that are pushed through the dining room.
Although Dim Sum can be found in all parts of the world, it is predominantly found in Chinese communities.
www.geocities.com /chinatownshop/dimsum.html   (961 words)

 Chinese New Year: Dim Sum
Dim sum is Cantonese for "heart's delight." Before grazing became popular in contemporary American restaurants, these delightful small savory and sweet appetizer-sized snacks were popular.
At a small number of restaurants, dim sum is ordered from a menu, made to order, and brought on a tray.
Tasting tea is an important part of the dim sum experience, and is often overlooked by non-Chinese who venture out for a dim sum lunch or brunch.
www.sallys-place.com /food/columns/walden/walden.htm   (1627 words)

 'Dim Sum': Yes, Homemade Dim Sum
The book gives advice on serving dim sum and tea -- never serve sugar and milk with the tea -- and on what place settings are best with what dishes.
It is clearly organized, grouping steamed, fried and sweet dim sum dishes, with a small section of specialties like tripe and congee, a hot rice porridge.
The history of dim sum, which is thought to date from the Tang dynasty (A.D. 618 to 906), is explained, along with how the various dishes are served, when to use dipping sauces and what you have to know about the tea-drinking protocols.
partners.nytimes.com /library/books/082599dimsum-cookbook-review.html   (686 words)

 Hong Kong: Dim Sum Dishes
As for the food part of the experience, the dim sum chefs' artistry and ingenuity is astounding, for some dim sum dishes seem to defy all the laws of physics and gravity.
Some meat dim sum are not hidden glories: see chiu ngau pak is a magical spicy dish of steamed tripe in fl bean and chili sauce.
Nowadays in Hong Kong and Guangdong Province, the expressions vum cha and dim sum are inseparable.
www.globalgourmet.com /destinations/hongkong/hkdishes.html   (489 words)

 eG Forums -> Dim Sum Dynasty
My feel is that the dim sum is solid but strangely, given the name of the restaurant, I think it is the dinner menu that may have more to plumb, rather than the dim sum menu.
The dim sum was the best I've had in a while as it was all extremely fresh and hot.
At Dim Sum Dynasty, they told us the best time to be there is at 12 noon, because then a lot of stuff is just getting out of the steamers and the fryers and they are putting them in the oven to keep warm.
forums.egullet.org /index.php?showtopic=77353   (2935 words)

 Dim Sum
Cantonese for "touching the heart," dim sum refers to the collection of tasty dishes—filled buns, pastries, and dumplings, along with noodles, vegetables, and barbecued meats—that make up the meal.
Dim sum originated in Canton (now Guangdong) province as savory snacks at teahouses—places where people gather to socialize or talk business, much like cafés in the West.
Classic dim sum offerings include har gow (shrimp dumplings), siu mai (shrimp or beef dumplings), and cheung fun (rice noodle rolls, available with different fillings such as shrimp, sausage, or beef).
www.viamagazine.com /top_stories/articles/Dim_Sum05.asp   (370 words)

 Dim Sum - Breakfeast of Hong Kong
The combination of tea and dim sum has long been a part of the way of life for Chinese people, especially those residing in Guangdong Province (southern part of China, previously known as Canton).
They used to call out the names of the dim sum they served, but now the names are normally displayed on plastic cards on the front of the trolley.
Their chefs will normally put a twist on the traditional dim sum (they do have to try and justify their prices you know!) buy adding something not traditionally used in dim sum or by combining flavors not normally found together.
www.hkstreet.com /misc/dimsum.htm   (966 words)

 Amazon.ca: Dim Sum: the Art of Chinese Tea Lunch: Books: Ellen Leong Blonder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Most Chinese cookbooks include some recipes for standard dim sum dishes such as scallion pancakes and potstickers, but as Blonder (Every Grain of Rice) found, there is little devoted solely to these popular brunch/tea snacks and certainly nothing as charming and accessible as her little book.
The dim sum selection is comprised of authentic items found in restaurants, so you can use almost every recipe.
This book is not an encyclopedia on making dim sum, so you might not not find some recipes here you may have wanted, such as one for preparing chicken feet.
www.amazon.ca /Dim-Sum-Chinese-Tea-Lunch/dp/0609608878   (1514 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Dim Sum: Books: Ellen Leong Blonder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The English translation of dim sum is "heart's delight", words that perfectly describe the tasty morsels attracting crowds to the dim sum restaurants cropping up all over the US.
In a book that will delight the hearts (and palates) of dim sum aficionados, Ellen Blonder presents 60 simple, reliable, and always authentic recipes for homemade, steamed and fried dumplings, meat or shrimp balls, steamed buns, Chinese pastries, and other savoury treats.
Written in a clear, engaging style and illustrated with Blonder's delicate, full colour artwork, Dim Sum takes readers step by step through each preparation, from crimping dumpling skins to folding banana leaves for steaming scallop-studded rice balls, to freezing a variety of delicacies for an impressive, almost effortless dim sum party of brunch.
www.amazon.co.uk /Dim-Sum-Ellen-Leong-Blonder/dp/0609608878   (481 words)

 Dim Sum Recipes
Dim sum means "a point on the heart", but to those who have tried it, it means AWESOME food!!
We also celebrate Chinese New Year's with tons of dim sum (no, I'm not Chinese, I'm Italian and Portuguese!!) and other glorious Chinese dishes.
Ah, you are right...when you have tasted dim sum from a teahouse in Chinatown, then you know why I am in love.
www.geocities.com /Heartland/Pointe/8629/chatrecipes119.html   (664 words)

 Dim Sum - Cooking.com
Dim Sum - tasty morsels such as pastries, dumplings and buns with meat, vegetable or seafood fillings - is an ancient Chinese teahouse tradition.
Served with steaming pots of fragrant Chinese tea, dim sum is now a popular Sunday morning treat for many.
Bamboo steamers are typically used for cooking Chinese dim sum, but...
www.cooking.com /products/shprodde.asp?SKU=138977   (187 words)

 Dim Sum
In Cantonese, "dim sum" means "touch the heart," and Ellen Blonder's charming celebration of China's famed tea lunch does just that.
Anyone who has enjoyed the pleasures of a dim sum meal has inevitably wondered what it would be like to create these treats at home.
From dumplings to pastries, Dim Sum is filled with simple, foolproof recipes, complete with clear step-by-step illustrations to explain the art of forming, filling, and folding dumpling wrappers and more.
www.globecorner.com /t/t37/18565.php   (308 words)

 Chinese Cookbooks - Dim Sum Cook Books
More than appetizers yet less than entrees, the world of dim sum fills a peculiar culinary role when a little bite of something is absolutely in order.
Dim Sum begins with a section on how to serve what you have so lovingly prepared, followed by a section on drinking tea, perhaps the best accompaniment for dim sum.
The author suggests that as you explore the ways of making dim sum, you can explore a wide variety of tea, too.
www.ethnicfoodsco.com /Books/ChineseBooks/ChineseDimSumCookBooks.html   (502 words)

 Ming Court Restaurant - The Art of Oriental Cuisine
It is believed that Dim Sum was developed centuries ago on the famous Silk Road to China.
In time, teahouse started serving a variety of snacks with tea and suddenly, the great tradition of Dim Sum was born.
Ming Court features an extensive selection of Dim Sum which is served daily during lunch and dinner.
www.ming-court.com /menus_dimsum.cfm   (119 words)

 Amazon.com: Dim Sum: The Art of Chinese Tea Lunch: Books: Ellen Leong Blonder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Finding veggie dim sum is a big challenge, but the author provides a number of alternate fillings for dishes as well as others I can creatively substitute on my own.
Actually the word "Dim Sum" means "touch the heart" in Chinese language.
This is the best cook book of DIM SUM on the world marked today (I have some 22 different on Dim Sum food only, some rare and hard to find).
www.amazon.com /Dim-Sum-Chinese-Tea-Lunch/dp/0609608878   (2247 words)

 sum :: Functions (MATLAB Function Reference)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
B = sum(A) returns sums along different dimensions of an array.
as vectors, returning a row vector of the sums of each column.
This is called a magic square because the sums of the elements in each column are the same.
www.mathworks.com /access/helpdesk/help/techdoc/ref/sum.html   (230 words)

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