<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Smiley Jo:
Okay, i'm going to be a dumbass and ask what Dim Sum is, because I really don't know.
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by vox:
smiley jo: the information that stir-fry gave you is erroneous.
dim sum is a chinese lunch true...but you can get dishes that are "covered in sauce" as he so eloquently put it.
at it's most basic "dim sum" means "touch the heart". it's basically small, bite-sized portions of food (often comprising steamed and fried dumbplings), or small dishes, that you order either from carts being wheeled around, or from a small printed menu.
it can consist of everything from bowls of congee, deep fried squid, egg custard tarts for dessert, to lunch-sized offerings of stir-fried noodles and rice.
it's analagous to tapas.</font>