Before our trip to Hong Kong, my family and I had been talking about having Dim Sum when we got to the city. Chicago Chinatown has restaurants that offer Dim Sum, but those in Hong Kong are the authentic ones.
Dim Sum literally means ‘pick your heart’s desire.’ On a piece of paper-menu, you check which one you like, and then hand the menu to a waiter. After awhile, a server will bring to you the Dim Sum you choose, hot and fresh.
It comes in a wide variety of selections: pork dumplings, beef dumplings, shrimp dumplings, plain buns, buns with BBQ pork, buns with red bean paste, steamed chicken, deep-fried dumplings, rice noodle rolls or steamed rice rolls (plain, or with shrimps, beef, BBQ pork), sticky rice wrapped in lotus leaf, desserts like egg tarts, and the list goes on. Some Dim Sum are served in a bamboo container such as shrimp dumplings, and some are placed on a plate such as rice rolls
The most common kinds are shrimp and pork dumplings, buns with BBQ pork, rice noodle rolls, and chicken feet. Yes chicken feet, but we call it phoenix feet just to make it sound better.
Do you want to have Dim Sum just by looking at the photos?