Dim Sum has been a popular brunch meal, worthy of cult-like status, for quite some time. Essentially small food bites, dim sum originated in China as a food often paired with tea.Once a subdued, relaxed meal for hard-working farmers, dim sum has grown into a sociable affair.
Still a popular culinary tradition in China, many restaurants begin to serve dim sum as early as 5 a.m. Dumplings, noodles, steamed greens, chicken feet, congee porridge, pork buns: dim sum includes a diverse range of ingredients that perhaps you wouldn’t dare order off a Chinese menu—but will have you hooked once you try. When those carts come by, you might not know exactly what you’re getting, but that’s half the fun.
If you’re not familiar with the pleasures of dim sum dining, make it your next brunch outing. We’re pretty sure you’ll be a convert after a lazy afternoon around a big round table with your foodie friends.
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