Sunday, October 24, 2010

Dim Sum First!

I think before introducing all the different kinds of Chinese cuisines beyond dim sum, I should probably talk about dim sum first—one of the most popular Cantonese food.
In my lovely hometown Toishan, a small city of Canton in southeast China, the lifestyle is kinda laid back. On weekends, I’d wake up at around 11 a.m. and then go with my family to enjoy dim sum for brunch till 2p.m., which starts one relaxing day.
Here are two simple tips when you go to a Chinese restaurant for dim sum. One is that dim sum is traditionally served with tea. So please try not order iced water unless you really need it. The other is that the whole theme of dim sum is steamed food. So you could stick to the carts and don’t order fried rice if you really want to try some authentic dim sum.
I will introduce some good dim sum places in Boston, as well as some of my favorite dim sum in the next post. Please stay tuned!

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