Cantonese Dim Sum 广式点心 guangshidianxin

Updated: Apr 3, 2018 Print
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Of all foods of Cantonese cuisine, dim sum is the favorite of foreigners in the Cantonese areas.

You can enjoy small morsels of food with tea at breakfast or lunch time. These are usually served in a small bowl or basket. Tea is also an important element of a traditional dim sum meal or snack. Diners may choose from green, oolong, jasmine, chrysanthemum, or other types of tea.

In restaurants, customers pick from a large selection of tasty choices that are served in steamer baskets or on small plates. The classic dim sum dishes include shrimp dumplings (har gau), congee (rice porridge), and steamed pork dumplings (siu mei). It helps to go in groups so you can order many different kinds of dim sum.

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