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Dim Sum

Definition: Dim Sum

Dim Sum
Literarily translated to mean heart's delight in Cantonese, dim sum are small dishes traditionally served in teahouses. A selection is passed by tables on a cart or tray and the customer picks what they want to eat. Usually each plate has a set price and at the end of the feast, the plates are counted to figure out the price of the meal. Dim sum consists of a variety of mouth watering savory and sweet dishes such as fried and steamed dumplings, shrimp balls, fried noodles, and Chinese pastries.

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krystalmak krystalmak 9 years
Good stuff. Saffy, I definitely have to agree with you on this.
saffy1227 saffy1227 9 years
I LOVE dim sum.
ccy ccy 9 years
I haven't had Dim Sum in SOOOO LONG! I love when they go by with the carts though alot of places are starting to just give you the little card to mark off the item you want so they have more room for tables.
ley ley 9 years
dimsum - good; its nutritional facts not too good.
KC_27 KC_27 9 years
i love chicken feet:)
txhottie txhottie 9 years
I love it. My boyfriend got me hooked. Now I want it!
rb24 rb24 9 years
I love Dim Sum
chancleta chancleta 9 years
sounds like a phat name for a band!
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 9 years
Sounds like Chinese tapas.
sonnabobble sonnabobble 9 years
mmm dimi sum...he he he(i couldn't resist).
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
I refuse to try chicken feet, but I will eat frogs legs.
Daisie Daisie 9 years
I did not know this. Thanks for the info! But chicken feet? Blech!
Seraphim Seraphim 9 years
i want some now i'm SO hungry ::drools:: however i do see some chicken feet there, and i'm not down with the feet ;)
Seraphim Seraphim 9 years
i LOVE dim sum!!! i ususally go like every other sunday MMMMmmmmm
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
I am in love with dim sum. I havent been in ages though. I guess I replaced this craving with my need for sushi.
DesignRchic DesignRchic 9 years
I love Dim Sum because you get to try a little, of a lot of things. It was first introduced to me when I went to Hong Kong.
wiggle wiggle 9 years
me too! Ever since I was pregnant I really can't handle Chinese food (it made me nauseous when I was pregnant), but I love Dim Sum.
j-adore2 j-adore2 9 years
mmmmmmm i love dim sum
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