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Dim Sum: A Pocket Guide

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Book Overview

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... This description may be from another edition of this product.

Customer Reviews

6 ratings


Be careful with what you buy. It only gives the names and pictures of the dishes but not recipes. Very disappointed since I already knew all of them and just wanted to find how to cook it. Next time will be more careful with reading the description of what I buy.

Dim Sum

This book is a great size to fit into your pocket and take along with you to Dim Sum. It has all the usual offerings you will see in most Dim Sum restaurants. Very useful.

Cool pocket reference book

I really enjoyed the pictures in this book. My mother speaks Cantonese and I found the translations very accurate. I enjoyed reading the short intro in the beginning giving non-Chinese eaters what to expect when they eat dim sum. There were some dishes that I don't usually see during in restaurants and some that I wish were in the book. Overall, I'm pleasantly satisfied.

Great guide to dim sum

If you've never eaten China's famed tea lunch, dim sum, this is a great guide; if you're a fan of dim sum (touch the heart) this is a great guide! Pocket size with excellent brief descriptions and good pictures, this little book covers virtually all aspects of eating and enjoying dim sum and identifies the major types of food. This is a guide to understanding, eating and enjoying dim sum and is not a cook book.

excellent resource for non-Chinese dim sum enthusiasts

This little book packs so much information to help non-Chinese speaking dim sum lovers-- descriptions and photos of common ingredients and dishes along w/ both the Chinese names & pronunciations. It even covers the customs/etiquette of dim sum dining. I've seen it help even the most experienced dim sum enthusiasts. This probably goes without saying, but dim sum is a totally different experience when you can actually ask for things by name. And the book is small enough that you can hide it in your lap or under your leg, if you don't want to be completely obvious. Or, you can hold it out in full view and point to what you want.

Dim Sum

I bought this book at the check out counter as I was leaving the bookstore. I took it with me to China when I went to adopt my son two weeks later. I loved it and had so much fun with it. I was able to order all sorts of things. I was able to attempt Cantonese pronunciations and if all else failed I could point to the picture and characters. I loved the little book and it was so easy to tuck in my purse.
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