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dim sum

 (dĭm′ so͝om′, sŭm′)
n.
A traditional Chinese cuisine in which small portions of a variety of foods, including an assortment of steamed or fried dumplings, are served in succession.

[Cantonese dim2 sam1, light refreshments (equivalent to Mandarin diǎnxīn), from Middle Chinese tiam´ sim : tiam´, dot, point, spot + sim, heart, mind (from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *sam, *sem; akin to Tibetan sem(s), to think).]

dim sum

(ˈdɪm ˈsʌm)
n
(Cookery) a Chinese appetizer of steamed dumplings containing various fillings
[Cantonese]

dim sum

(ˈdɪm ˈsʌm)
n.
assorted small items of savory food, including small dumplings, served as a light Chinese meal.
[1945–50; < Chinese dial. (Guangdong) dím sàm= Chinese diǎnxīn (diǎn dot, speck + xīn heart)]
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Noun1.dim sum - traditional Chinese cuisine; a variety of foods (including several kinds of steamed or fried dumplings) are served successively in small portions
cuisine, culinary art - the practice or manner of preparing food or the food so prepared
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Choose from a wide selection of authentic dumplings and dim sums, flavorful Korean fried chicken, such as soy and chili garlic, roast or yang neum chicken.
Priced at Dh98 per person, the offer includes six different varieties of all-you-can-eat dim sums as well as udon noodles, fried rice, squid tempura and so much more.
Your trip to Hong Kong will not be complete without trying out dim sums! A Hong Kong classic and quintessential breakfast and lunch item, dim sums are not just food but an essential part of the city's culture.
With a clear focus on keeping its offerings innovative and healthy, the festival showcases a range of dim sums of all shapes and sizes.
I would recommend skipping the soups and salads and starting off with dim sums.
Apart from your own dim sums, where else in the world have you had a great dim sum experience?
Order a pot of jasmine tea as you demolish basket after basket of delicious dim sums and end your meal with one of their well-crafted desserts.
Among the dim sums, we were most impressed by the delicate textures and aromas of the coriander and prawn dumpling and the chive and prawn dumpling, while the sweet and salty steamed chicken bun was flavoured to perfection.
Chicken dim sums take around six minutes to cook; prawn takes between three and four minutes and mushroom takes three minutes but, as with any recipe, judge by the appearance of your dish.
STARTERS Deep fried aromatic duck wraps pounds 5.95 Dim sums pounds 6.50 MAINS Steamed fillet of sea bass with jasmine rice pounds 14.50 Vegetarian Thai pads pounds 10.50 DRINKS Bottle of house white pounds 12.95
A generous spread with six dim sums in one convenient serving, including Tail-On Shrimp Roll and Crispy Seafood Deli.
Dim Sums finished third on his American debut in the pounds 75,000 Hill Rise Handicap at Santa Anita on Saturday night, writes Dan Farley.