>Dim Sum–touch the heart


Central to Cantonese culture is dim sum–a lunch meal with a variety of foods, many in a rice flour dumpling, steamed in bamboo steamers on a wok.

Here is a dim sum meal, which means by the way, “touching the heart.”
There will be a big lazy susan in the middle of the table so you can move the dishes around to get to them. There are two sets of chop sticks–one to reach for the food and the other to eat with. Every time you turn around, someone next to you will have filled your tea cup again. And before you start, you often take the one tea pot that has hot water in it and put the hot water in a bowl and wash your tea cup and chopsticks in it first before the meal. And there is rarely any rice–other than the flour variety.

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