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.
Photos curtesy of Darlene Lewis. Thanks, Darlene!