Dim sum is a small bite-sized portions Chinese cuisine served in small steamer baskets or on small plates. Dim sums traditionally are served as fully cooked, ready-to-serve dishes. The serving size is usually small and normally served in three to four pieces in one dish. Dim sum is usually linked with the older tradition from “yum cha” which literally means “drink tea”. It is usually eaten as breakfast or brunch.
Dim sums are prepared by either steaming and frying. A traditional dim sum brunch includes various types of steamed buns, dumplings and rice noodle rolls. The ingredients ranges from beef, chicken, pork, prawns, and vegetarian options. However, now many dim sum restaurants also offer plates of steamed green vegetables, roasted meats, congee, soups and they even serve a dessert dim sum like egg tart or mango pudding.
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