What is Dim Sum?


Dim sum is a style of Chinese food prepared as small bite-sized or individual portions of food traditionally served in small steamer baskets or on small plates.  Dim sum is well known for the unique way it is served in some restaurants, where fully cooked and ready-to-serve dim sum dishes are carted around the restaurant for customers to choose their orders while seated at their tables.  Eating dim sum at a restaurant is usually known in Cantonese as going to “drink tea” (“yum cha”), as tea is typically served with dim sum.

Most of the savory dim sum dishes are made of pork, beef, shrimp, or chicken and vegetables/tofu. The sweeter dim sum items are primarily desserts consisting of red bean, coconut, lotus seed paste, and/or eggs.

We also serve three popular types of leaf tea: Jasmine, Crysanthemum and Bo Lei tea, a type of dark tea. These teas help to balance the savory and sweet flavors of dim sum.

Each dim sum item is priced in a particular price category (A, B, C, D, Deluxe and Chinese Broccoli). Dim Sum is served from open to 3pm daily. Items subject to availability.

If you want some more hints about eating dim sum, check out this article written by Examiner.com