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The Chinese call the little delicacies served at tea lunch dim sum, which translates as "touching your heart." And that indeed is what these small morsels do.
Originally a Cantonese custom, dim sum is inextricably linked to the Chinese tradition of "yum cha" or drinking tea. Travelers journeying along the famous Silk Road needed a place to rest, so teahouses began springing up along the roadside. Tea house proprietors began adding a variety of snacks, and the tradition of dim sum was born.
The Chinese believe it is important to find balance and harmony in every aspect of life, including food. Join Executive Chef Arleen as she takes you on a journey of chinese dim sum. You'll learn the how to of making your own dim sum in a multitude of ways.
Bring an apron, closed toe shoes, chefs knife and containers to carry your leftovers home.