What to Order at Dim Sum

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Dim sum is one of my favorite foods. If you’ve never been to dim sum, it's a meal that allows for great conversation and a cheerfully chaotic ambiance. Ladies pushing carts around with steaming hot baos and picking up bamboo steamers with their long metal tongs, each steamer stuffed to the brim with plump dumplings.

Now that dim sum restaurants cannot operate as usual due to the pandemic, it is important to know what to order at dim sum since we can’t shop while the carts stroll past our seats.

What to order at dim sum

The Classics

  1. Hot TEA (this is a must-have for any dim sum experience!)
  2. Shu Mai (pork dumplings)
  3. Char Siu Bao (bbq pork bao)
  4. Shrimp Rice Rolls
  5. Har Gao (shrimp dumplings)
  6. Radish/Turnip Cakes
  7. Xiao Long Bao (soup dumplings)
  8. Shrimp-Stuffed Eggplant (my personal favorite!)

For the Adventurous

  1. Chicken feet
  2. Tripe (stomach lining, sounds scarier than it is!)


  1. Dan Tat (egg tart)
  2. Fried Taro
  3. Sesame Balls

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