From dumplings to desserts, this array of bite-sized dishes is an amusing mouthful.
If you can have breakfast for dinner and cake for lunch, why shouldn’t you have dim sum any time of the day? At least, that’s my philosophy of sorts.
Dim sum is just one of those things that needs no detailed explanation or introduction – it’s a selection of bite-sized dumplings and meat dishes, as well as savoury cakes, pastries and chilled desserts. Sometimes, there’s congee, soup and noodles.
Dim sum is usually served in the morning, but some shops serve it for lunch, dinner and supper, too. It is also a favourite Sunday brunch outing for many, especially families.
Since dim sum is part of traditional Chinese cuisine, many of the dishes include pork. However, these days, more restaurants serving halal dim sum have cropped up in Malaysia, making it more accessible for everyone.