United Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9169 posts, RR: 15 Posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1266 times:
Though I am a Canadian Chinese, I must admit that I have fallen in love with the Cantonese style of cooking...... Especially Seafood, Pigeon as well as 'Dim Sum'.
I love 'Dim Sum'.
When the Chinese say. 'let's go yum cha,' they are saying 'let's go drink tea,' but they really mean, 'let's go to the tea house for dim sum.
Dim Sum is Cantonese hors d'oeuvres; light snacks for lunch. They are served in small dishes or bamboo baskets, three to four bite-size pieces to a serving.
The Popular Dim Sum that I like include: Steamed Shrimp dumplings, steamed beef, steamed buns filled with barbecued pork and spring rolls etc.
Start off by telling the waiter your preference in tea: Heung Pin (Jasmine) is light-clored and flowery tasting. Bo Lei is stronger, suggesting the taste of most tree bark. Tea settles the stomach and helps digest fatty foods. When the pot is empty, open the cover as a dign to the waiter to refill it with boiling water.
Sometimes Dim Sum are served together with Champagne. Veuve Cliquet/Dom Perignon are my favourites (Correct me if I spelt wrongly).
Choose what you like from the carts as they go by. Open the baskets and have a look. The cart pushers are friendly and patient. Select a dish and they stamp the price on your card. Nowadays, waiters take their orders directly from order forms.
So there you go........ I love Dim Sum for Lunch time.
Kaitakfan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1588 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1224 times:
Hi there. I too enjoy Dim Sum. My first experience was at Kai Tak airports "Tin Tin" restaurant overlooking the ramp! great view, the shrimp dumplings could have been better though. Far to many mushroom's were used and not enough shrimp! During my next few trips back to Hong Kong I experienced much more enjoyable Dim Sum food items. It really is a great new dining experience for sure!
Ctbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1215 times:
One of my favorate foods!!! I could eat dim sum all day. There's only one problem though. I'm allergic to MSG, so if I don't keep myself hydrated, or have a bowl of noodle soup part way through I get really bad migraines. What a curse!
The customer isn't a moron, she is your wife -David Ogilvy
Notdownnlocked From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 935 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1139 times:
Dim Sum is great. The only thing I don't like (hate horribly since it's not my culture) is when in an upscale crowded HK restaurant the next people in line for a soon to be supposedly vacant table will stand by your table and wait for you to finish and leave whether you are finished or not. I think they pick the next to be vacant table by just looking at your plate and deciding you are finished with your meal and invite their mob to breathe down your neck while you finish your food and get out so they can sit down.
United Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9169 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1137 times:
I agree. That's not my culture either. When I have dim sum, I want to take my time and ENJOY different dishes...... I hate to be rushed........
How come? You allergic to Seafood or Mushroom?
'Chen Chu Gai' (The Rice Pudding) is nice too.
Good place for 'yum cha'? Umm......... there was one at the 60th Floor of Hopewell Center. It provides high quality Dim Sum with low price. The environment is smooth, quiet, nice...... Also you get an unlimited Sea View from the windows. However, that restaurant closed down last week.
Someone else will take over within a month..... But I guess they will change the name.