Yum Cha 101: Chinese Dim Sum Etiquette
The discovery of “yum cha” is like the pairing of two things that were meant to be together, like burgers and fries, coffee and donut, and macaroni and cheese. In Hong Kong, there are so many teahouses sprawled in the rural areas and even the city that you’ll regret it if you have not heard of “Dim Sum“, “oolong tea”, and “dumplings”.
Before embarking on a food journey to the mecca of Dim Sum, you should be prepared with what most Chinese refer to as “Chinese Dim Sum etiquette”. It is best to arm yourself with a lot of knowledge and good manners for your own good and to avoid being ridiculed. 繼續閱讀
Celebrate Chinese New Year with Dim Sum Family Style
Celebrating Chinese New Year means looking for the best restaurant that serves dumplings or yum cha style food offerings but why opt for eating out when you can celebrate the welcoming of the new lunar year at home, with your family and friends? As the lunar year makes a complete revamp, it is best to say hello by opening your home as the venue to bring luck, prosperity, and joy.
In order to recreate the best Chinese New Year celebration at home, make sure to cleanse first the venue with home sprays bearing quince to attract positive energy and release the old, negative ones. Keep it traditional with bright color of red as the motif and preparing suckling pigs that are crisply made and roasted to perfection. Have sweet candies and sugar-coated fruit preserves to be served during the meal and for kids to munch on.
Here is a list of a few tips on how to make your Chinese New Year festive with Dim Sum. 繼續閱讀
Opening a Restaurant? Tips on Buying Dim Sum Wholesale
While it may sound very intimidating and risky to open a restaurant in Hong Kong, especially with the high prices of rent, chances are, it will survive if the food offered is something both the locals and tourists love. Being the eating capital of Asia, Hong Kong offers a wide array of food choices, from imported food trends to local cuisines.
As it is very risky to open a new food business in Hong Kong, relying on the traditional food like Chinese Dim Sum may be the best option for budding restaurateurs as it already has an established following. From elderly to families, students and working people, Dim Sum is definitely a staple that almost everyone in Hong Kong loves.
5 Reasons Everyone Should Try Chinese Dim Sum
Chinese Dim Sum literally means “to touch one’s heart” and it is often linked with the Cantonese’s Yum Cha or an eating method where drinking tea is accompanied by steamed dumplings served in tiny, circular baskets made from bamboo. It is an old Chinese tradition that was made popular through the teahouses commonly found in rural, farming areas.
Today, Dim Sum is seen offered all over China, from the pearl balls in Shanghai, spicy wontons in Szechuan, and the jiaozi in Beijing. However, one may argue that the best Dim Sum is from Hong Kong due to the variety and presence of the best Cantonese chefs. In this city, a person can get a delicious serving of Dim Sum starting at 6:30 in the morning, which continues until mid-afternoon.
Still not convinced? Here is five reasons why people should start eating Chinese Dim Sum. 繼續閱讀