Monday, November 28, 2011

Dim Sum, Hong Kong

as for my last delicacy today, I picked a Hong Kong card...with a bunch of different foodstuffs....some look sooo yummy, even though I have no idea what they are.

the Dim Sum refers to a style of Chinese food prepared as small bite-sized or individual portions of food traditionally served in small steamer baskets or on small plates. Dim sum is also well known for the unique way it is sometimes served in some restaurants, where fully cooked and ready-to-serve dim sum dishes would be pushed around on steam carts by servers who go around the restaurant offering the dishes to customers and marking orders on a card on each customer's table.

I like that tradition of the Chinese cuisine, eating small portions of the Chinese restaurants here, you are given nothing but a small portion...I guess they've adjusted it to the Macedonian standards :)

the traditional dim sum includes various types of steamed buns and rice noodle rolls which contain a range of ingredients, including beef, chicken, pork, prawns and vegetarian options. Dim sum can be cooked by steaming and frying, among other methods.

well, i think this card is really convenient if you are in China or Hong Kong....just take it with you to the restaurant, and even if you dont know a single word of Chinese, you just point to the meal you'd love to have and voila! :)

the stamp is from the set of 16 definitives issued in 2006 representing birds...this cutie is the Red-whiskered Bulbul. The card was sent from Licia, whom I havent heard from for a long case she reads this, thanks so much again for the great card, and I hope she is doing ok! So....hungry anyone? :)


Heather said...

I've had dim sum (also known as yum cha) in New Zealand, Australia and indeed, Hong Kong!

There are sooo many dishes that it never is a small meal...the serves may be small but you can choose so many things that you overeat lol.

I believe in the top row (second from right) is a fried yam cake. Top left is dumplings (they can have many fillings such as red bean paste or meat) and second row down and second from the right is my very favourite...steamed pork buns! They are usually barbequed pork meat but taste a little sweet. It's unusual but delicious! The only thing I refuse to try is the deep fried chicken feet! Not that I dislike chicken but what could there possibly be to eat lol.

Ana said...

deep fried chicken feet..Im not sure ive tried that...I know ive tried chicken fingers (lovely) and chicken wings (too ductile and hard for my taste).

the yum cake seems like something id try, as well as 1st,2nd and 3rd pic in the second row and the 1st thing in the fourth row...whatever they are...they just seem edible to me :)