How well do you know Dim Sum?
Dim sum is everywhere in Vancouver, and it's no surprise that it is among the most popular of Chinese foods. Maybe you know, maybe you don't, we've got a couple interesting dim sum facts for you!
1. Dim Sum literally translates to 'heart' in Mandarin.
Dim sum in Mandarin is '点心‘, which is 'small' and 'heart' individually but respectively, it means 'light snack'. The bite sized portions of food is typically prepared and served in steamer baskets or small plates.
2. Siu Mai, Har Gow, Char Siu Bao are staples of Dim Sum
If you've never had dim sum before and have no idea what to order, you're in luck 'cause we're about to tell you what's good.
1. Har Gow (Steamed Prawn Dumpling): This delicacy is a must-try whether you've had dim sum before or not!
2. Char Siu Bao (BBQ Pork Bun): Could be steamed or baked, bbq pork bun's are loaded with pork, shallots, and bbq sauce. The light and fluffy bao bun exterior combined with flavourful bbq pork filling makes this the perfect well-balanced treat.
3. Siu Mai (Steamed Pork+Shrimp dumpling): Aside from Har Gow and Char Siu Bao, Siu Mai is probably the top most ordered dim sum. The minced pork and shrimp filling is wrapped around with thin dough and then steamed to order. Try making this at home with foodnetwork.com 's recipe or better yet, come to Blossom Dimsum & Grill and we'll show you how it's done!