3 February 2015

Everything You Need To Know About Dim Sum

For those who are confused by the sheer variety of dishes categorised as "dim sum", this guide is just for you.

Quarterly magazine Lucky Peach has put together a comprehensive guide to introduce the common dim sum dishes, along with illustrations and symbols that provide additional information to the first-time dim sum consumer.

According to the guide, Dim Sum or dian xin in Mandarin, originated from the Chinese city of Guangzhou before gaining ground in nearby Hong Kong. This weekend morning meal usually involves a variety of small dishes selected from push-carts.

The guide first introduces the steamed items, followed by fried, baked and sweet dishes. Head on over to the Lucky Peach website to educate yourself before your next dim sum feast.

[via Lucky Peach]