‘Sundays are for Dim Sum. While the rest of America goes to church, Sunday school, or NFL games, you can find Chinese people eating Cantonese food.’ Eddie Huang.
Dim Sum originated in Canton, China and can be likened to how the English take afternoon tea or the Spanish have tapas with Sherry. They are essentially small bite-sized snacks which were served with tea to weary workers and travellers to see them through until they had their main meal. Nowadays Chinese people tend to eat them on weekend mornings for a long brunch.
In dim sum houses, a whole variety of steamed, baked and fried snacks are served from trolleys stacked high with bamboo steamers which are then pushed around the restaurant for diners to select from. Sharing is advisable. Continue reading