So I wanted to research into tradition dim sum, as I want to incorporate it into my designs as I think it is important to keep the culture and roots of the chinese tradition within the business.
Dim sum is a style of Cantonese food prepared as small bite-sized or individual portions of food traditionally served in small steamer baskets or on small plates. Eating dim sum at a restaurant is usually known in Cantonese as going to “drink tea” as tea is typically served with dim sum.
In Hong Kong and most cities and towns in Guangdong province, many restaurants start serving dim sum as early as five in the morning.
A tradiional dim sum brunch includes various types of steamed buns such as cha siu baau, dumplings and rice noodles and rice noodle rolls (cheong fun) Dim sum can be cooked by steaming and frying, among other methods. The serving sizes are usually small and normally served as three or four pieces in one dish. Because of the small portions, people can try a wide variety of food.
The drinking of tea is as important to dim sum as the food. Several types of tea are served during dim sum:
Chrysanthemum tea, Green tea, Oolong Tea, Scented Teas