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The Traditional Art Of Dim Sum In ‪‎Hong‬ ‪‎Kong‬


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Making Dim Sum In Hong Kong

Dim Sum is an art. It is a way of eating that has made Hong Kong famous. A good Dim Sum restaurant can have up to 150 different items on the menu. The Cantonese tend to avoid fried foods early in the day, so most of the selections will be steamed. If serving deep-fried, baked, or pan-fried delicacies, they will usually appear as snacks or be served in small amounts in bamboo containers. These snacks are designed to be eaten communally.  Steamed dishes are of major emphasis on most Dim Sum menus. Dim Sum or “touch your heart” is a way of life in Hong Kong.

Dim Sum is a traditional Hong Kong cuisine, but new dishes are always on the horizon. This classic way of eating is always in constant evolution. There is always something new and different to try. But for the moment let’s take a look at a few the classics of Hong Kong.

When thinking of Dim Sum, one delicacy that immediately comes to mind are Shrimp Steamed Rolls. These rolls are made of a thin wheat dough that is filled with shrimp. In some restaurants they are served with about 70% shrimp and 30% pork. Whichever steam roll you choose, they are each a part of the traditional taste of Hong Kong.

Another one of the traditional dishes is Shao Mai. The general Dim Sum variety of this dish usually consists of ground pork, chopped shrimp, ginger, green onion, and shiitake mushrooms wrapped in a dough that is rolled thin. They are seasoned with Chinese Rice Wine, sesame oil, and soy sauce. They are then garnished with shrimp or crab roe. These are a major delicacy of all traditional menus.

The third of our major favorites is the Barbecue Pork Bun. These amazing buns are filled with tender pork tenderloin seasoned with oyster sauce. This is another of the Hong Kong delicacies that will be found on every menu.

The final of the traditional delicacies found in most Dim Sum Restaurants are Cheung Fen. These are a favorite among those who may be Vegetarian or just not eat Pork. These rolls are made with rice flour and can be filled with beef, shrimp, pork, or vegetables. The sky’s the limit with these tasty steamed rolls. Typically they are often changed and new ideas are always on the horizon. Your imagination is the only limit to what can be inside. What an amazing taste of Hong Kong!

Another important note on Dim Sum is the correct way to eat these traditional dishes. When entering the restaurant, the first selection made will be your tea. There are many varieties of tea served and your selection is of major importance. When going for Dim Sum, you can also say you are going for Yum Cha. Yum Cha means drinking tea. Dim Sum is always washed down with tea.

Now th we have touched on a few favorites, the only thing that remains is booking your Hong Kong adventure. Hong Kong is amazing in every season. Make this the year that you choose to explore the traditional foods of Hong Kong. It’s time for a Dim Sum Adventure.

Published on June 2, 2017 at:

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