If you have gone to a traditional Chinese restaurant, you probably may have noticed a staff pushing a cart around the place. On top of the cart, you will see steamer baskets stacked over another. This cart carries a Chinese style of food called dim sum.
Dim sum is usually eaten as breakfast or snack, but can also be eaten as part of the main meal. It is usually made into bite-sized pieces, and one order of dim sum usually consists of two to four pieces. If you are going to China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, or Chinatown, you should try dim sum! It is not only very warm and satisfying to the stomach, it is also very fun to eat, as it usually has a very nice food presentation.
Dim sum may be steamed or fried. It is up to the customer what sort of sauce to use as a dipping. I usually prefer it in soy sauce mixed with calamansi extract. Delicious! I can already imagine the aroma and taste of the dim sum as I am writing this page!
In the following sections are some of the dim sum you may find in a Chinese restaurant. I will also show you some pictures to help you decide which food to order (in case you haven't tried dim sum yet).
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