What does dim sum mean?

Definitions for dim sumˈdɪm ˈsʌm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dim sum(noun)

    traditional Chinese cuisine; a variety of foods (including several kinds of steamed or fried dumplings) are served successively in small portions


  1. dim sum(Noun)

    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.

  2. dim sum(Noun)

    The food served at a dim sum meal, typically including dumplings, seafood and desserts.


  1. Dim sum

    Dim sum refers to a style of Cantonese 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.

Editors Contribution

  1. dim sum

    Dim Sum means "from the heart" in Chinese.

    Along the silk roads of China small Chinese tea houses were made for merchants traveling and they added small dish snacks- Dim Sum ,which means from the heart


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dim sum in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dim sum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert Byrne:

    Cogito ergo dim sum. (Therefore I think these are pork buns.)

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