Howdy! (… did I really just say that? >.<)
It’s been a while! This weekend, I went to dim sum with a group of girls who I used to live with. It was fun getting together with old and new friends and enjoying their company over DELICIOUS HONG KONG FOOD. Speaking of Hong Kong, it’s still a regret of mine that I never experienced dim sum when I was actually in Hong Kong. Shame on me, right?! Well, no worries! Miss Charkie will be in HK next week! Hopefully she’ll have more access to wifi (weefee) and she’ll fulfill my dreams for all of us 🙂
Here’s just a short guide to dim sum.
What is it? It’s a style of Cantonese food that’s prepared in small bit-sized portions of food and is served in mini steamer baskets or on small plates. Think tapas or something of that sort. In many restaurants, you’ll see these plates piping hot on carts that get rolled around. Grab yours as soon as you see it and nomnomnom.
Origins Back in the good old days, there used to be teahouses set up along side of the roads. Think of the travelers for the Silk Road. Anyways, people later realized that tea is helpful with digestion and so they began adding snacks. Dim Sum as we know it originated in southern China.
Dim Sum The literal translation of dim sum can read something as “dotting the heart” or rather “touch the heart.” This is because the small plates are not meant to make you full (even though if you’re like me and you EAT a lot of it…. well, it can make you bloated until the point where you might pass out) … just enough to touch your heart. Chinese (no matter what dialect) is a prettay language, right? 🙂
I meant to post pictures … but am out of time!
So this is all I can do for now. Sorry lovely readers! I’ll try to update this post! Have a lovely Tuesday! Tomorrow is Hump Day! WEDNESDAY!