Thursday, April 28, 2011


Our cooking group had a fabulous lunch today - Dim Sum.   What is dim sum?

–noun Chinese Cookery.   Small dumplings, usually steamed or fried and filled with meat, seafood, vegetables, condiments, etc.   Origin:   1948  from Cantonese dím sàm, equivalent to Chinese diǎnxīn, "appetizer" said to mean literally "touch the heart" ( diǎn dot, speck + xīn heart).

There is a lot of work that goes into a lunch of dim sum since these "appetizers" are all made piecemeal.   

Above is a photo of the spring rolls, which we ate with two sauces, a peanut sauce and a fish sauce.  I made chicken curry dumplings, shown below, which we ate with a hoison sauce.

Finally, a refreshing cucumber salad.  In addition to being very tasty, everything also seemed very healthy!  Not pictured here were a number of the other selections, including a dessert of Chinese pancake with peaches and peanuts.  Let me know if you'd like any of the recipes. 

Photos curtesy of Darlene Lewis.  Thanks, Darlene!

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