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Dim Sum: A Guide

Dim Sum: A Guide

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by Kit Shan Li
     
 

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With its small plates and endless assortment of dishes, dim sum is an increasingly popular way to do brunch. For those new to this fun feast, or regulars looking to try a different dish, Dim Sum is the ultimate guidebook to this traditional Chinese meal. This handy guide identifies the 50 most popular dim sum dishes with full-color photographs, short

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With its small plates and endless assortment of dishes, dim sum is an increasingly popular way to do brunch. For those new to this fun feast, or regulars looking to try a different dish, Dim Sum is the ultimate guidebook to this traditional Chinese meal. This handy guide identifies the 50 most popular dim sum dishes with full-color photographs, short descriptions of the ingredients, the names of the dishes in English and Cantonese, and how to pronounce them. As the carts roll by, a quick glance at the book will tell a jean gow choy bang (chive dumpling) from mong gwor bo deen (mango pudding), and demystify the contents of that bamboo steamer. With tips on restaurant etiquette and how-tos for everything from refilling the teapot to handling chopsticks, Dim Sum is yum yum for everyone.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452132754
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
07/23/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
1,084,396
File size:
4 MB

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Meet the Author

Kit Shan Li is an award-winning designer and graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where she now calls home.

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Dim Sum: A Pocket Guide 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Glad youre back too. I was going to be on last night but between the damn city we went to and we got home half hour till midnight and i havent been sleeping well, yeah, it just fell through...now im wishing i could disappear...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Exactly what a pocket guide should be--simple and straightforward, it lists the most common Dim Sum dishes. Each has a photograph, the name of the dish in Chinese and its pronunciation in English, a description and a list of the main ingredients. The intro is the idiot's guide to how not to make a fool of yourself in a Dim Sum restaurant, and also includes a guide to common sauces and ingredients used in Dim Sum. Bottom line: A useful little no-nonsense guidebook.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book very helpful. I moved to San Diego and I went to Dim Sum many times and then I found this book a great bring along to Dim Sum. It shows you how to say what you each item is and I have put it to very good use.