Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Yum Rhymes With Dim Sum!

Do you ever get really excited about left overs? You know, like there's a little present waiting for you in your fridge? Ok maybe it's just me......

Mmmm..... a left over steamed yellow cake, and a steamed lotus bun! 

Yesterday I met up with Christine (a great friend I met at fashion school) for breakfast. Well actually it was brunch, but not just brunch. It was Dim Sum!

The literal translation or meaning of dim sum is: “order to one’s heart’s content” or  “touch the heart”.
Go for dim sum just one time and you will understand the translation.

Dim sum is a light meal eaten leisurely, with tea, sometime from morning to early afternoon with family or friends and typically consisting of a selection of small steamed dumplings and buns.  

Ladies push steam carts around the restaurant and you pick and chose as they come by. Without Christine, I probably wouldn't have known what most of the dishes being offered were. Lucky for me, she speaks Chinese :)


Anonymous said...

This sounds lovely!

geschichtenvonkat said...

oooo and it looks so good...better than most leftovers in my fridge, haha.

Kelley said...

I didn't know what the translation of "dim sum" was, but it totally makes sense. Dim sum is delicious! When we go to Chinatown in San Francisco we always bring a whole bunch back home. :)

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