Sunday, September 19, 2010

Max Ibama Eats Dim Sum in Hong Kong

The Ibama Twin flew to Hong Kong yesterday and while Rex went to have a suit made, Max stopped into this authentic Asian restaurant for Dim sum.

"Mmmm," said Max. "Thank you Sir for inviting me to join you. Wait til I tell Rex how friendly the people in Hong Kong are."

Dim sum is the Cantonese term for a type of Chinese dish that involves small individual portions of food, usually served in a small steamer basket or on a small plate. The are usually wrapped in dough.
The unique culinary art of Dim Sum originated with the Cantonese in southern China, who over the centuries transformed Yum Cha from a relaxing respite to a loud and happy dining experience. In Hong Kong, and in most cities and towns in Guangdong province, many Chinese restaurants start serving dim sum as early as five in the morning. It is a tradition for the elderly to gather to eat dim sum after morning exercises, often enjoying the morning newspapers. For many in southern China, yum cha is treated as a weekend family day. Consistent with this tradition, dim sum restaurants typically only serve dim sum until mid-afternoon (right around the time of a traditional Western 3 o'clock coffee break), and serve other kinds of Cantonese cuisine in the evening. Nowadays, various dim sum items are even sold as take-out for students and office workers on the go.

1 comment:

  1. I love dim sum. :) One of my all time favorites. Poor Rex missing out on it. I hope his suit was worth it :)