Definitions for dim sumˈdɪm ˈsʌm
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dim sumˈdɪm ˈsʌm(n.)
assorted small items of savory food, including small dumplings, served as a light Chinese meal.
Origin of dim sum:
1945–50; < Chin dial. (Guangdong) dím sàm= Chin diǎnxīn (diǎn dot, speck +xīn heart)
traditional Chinese cuisine; a variety of foods (including several kinds of steamed or fried dumplings) are served successively in small portions
A Cantonese-style meal traditionally eaten in late morning or early afternoon comprising tea and food typically placed in small steamer baskets or on small plates and often served from carts that move around from table to table in a restaurant.
The food served at a dim sum meal, typically including dumplings, seafood and desserts.
Dim sum food
Dim sum refers to a style of Chinese food prepared as small bite-sized or individual portions of food traditionally served in small steamer baskets or on small plates. Dim sum is also well known for the unique way it is served in some restaurants, whereby fully cooked and ready-to-serve dim sum dishes are carted around the restaurant for customers to choose their orders while seated at their tables. Eating dim sum at a restaurant is usually known in Cantonese as going to "drink tea", as tea is typically served with dim sum.
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