The small size allows the customer to order a great variety of dishes, creating a banquet of different tastes and flavors.
Barbecue pork buns (char siu bao) can be steamed or baked including pork, shallots and dark sweet barbecue sauce.
This was the summer capital residence of the great emperor of China, Kublai Khan, grandson of Ghengis Khan.
The Emperor became interested in stories of the native land of the merchants; thus, he sent the Polos back to the Pope as his ambassadors with messages of peace and interest in converting areas of China to Christianity.[ii] So delighted by Marco Polo’s brilliance including his language skills, demeanour and intellect, Kublai Khan officially made him a member of his court by way of an observer and sent him off to travel to other regions and outposts to document his impressions and report back to the court.
The Cantonese people are known for appreciation for delicious food, including their traditional morning tea dim sum.
What started as a breakfast tradition, has now evolved into an art of eating various small dishes while sipping Chinese tea.
The tradition of dim sum or yam cha (drinking tea) began.
The word dim sum is Cantonese and refers to small bite sized dishes that are served in bamboo steamer baskets or on small plates.
Just watch for the items that are crossed off—therefore not available that day—and then make your choices among small, medium, large, and “special” items ranging from .85 to .50.
At those prices, you can easily try some new dishes without wrecking your brunch budget.