Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Yum Cha Sunday

Yum cha is a Cantonese term meaning "drink tea'. It pertains to eating different foods in small servings whilst drinking Chinese tea. Here in England the word “Dim sum” is often used as the name for Yum cha

Dim sum are usually served in the mornings till noon. But at our favourite Chinese restaurant here in Southampton (the Dragon Palace) they serve them from noon to 6pm. This works well for me as I go there as a treat whenever I work Sundays (I work till 5pm every 10 weeks).

These are what we ordered. I'll order different dim sum next time and will post more photos then. 

Dim sum dumpling

Spare ribs in black bean sauce

Squid cake

Mixed seafood congee


Rho said...

What a lot of food!!!! I have never tried Dim Sum....may have to check it out now. Thanks for the info on the tag!

Brigida Ayson Schmidt said...

Wow! Dim Sum.. The first time I saw these photos, I can't take my eyes off your Dim Sum foods.

I am salivating now... Thanks for these. It made me hungry again.

bingskee said...

oh, dim sum! i want some!

these pics made me hungry. he he

pinoyislands said...

yummy.......it reminds me that i need to visit binondo, nice shots :)

philos said...

Wow! Dimsum! In fookien, this has come to mean light snack (though it literally means "to your hearts content") :)

Miss Elle said...

hhmm, dim sum... yummy! very nice shots indeed. you make them look more yummy! :)

Madeleine said...

Oh my :) you just made me hungry, these photos are mouthwatering.

Bautiful pictures.

I am going to add you to my blogroll

you to have a nice week