Quick Facts

Founded in
2018
Founded by
Chinatown London
Hashtag
#DimSumWeek

I love Chinese food, like steamed dim sum, and I can have noodles morning, noon and night, hot or cold. I like food that’s very simple on the digestive system – I tend to keep it light. I love Japanese food too – sushi, sashimi, and miso soup.

Shilpa Shetty

There’s a common misconception that Dim Sum is a particular dish, but in fact, Dim Sum is a style of cuisine where bite-sized servings of food are served up on either small plates or steamer baskets. If you’ve never had Dim Sum then you are truly missing out, as it’s one of the most delicious Chinese Food experiences you can ever have! Dim Sum Week is your excuse to head out and give this cuisine a try, and to find out exactly what it’s all about!

History of Dim Sum Week

Dim Sum Week was created by a group who noticed that many of the people who went out to enjoy Dim Sum didn’t actually know what it was they were ordering! Most of those who order Dim Sum assume that it’s just a type of dumpling, but the truth of the matter is it’s an entire style of cuisine that is commonly served as part of a full tea brunch! Dim Sum can include all sorts of dishes, so long as they’re bite size and served in a steamer dish or on a small plate.

When you head to a Dim Sum restaurant you’re sure to encounter barbecued pork rice rolls, shrimp dumplings, Taro dumplings, spring rolls, even sweets like sweet cream buns and pineapple buns! Believe it or not, all of these things are Dim Sum! They are prepared as bite-sized pieces that you can enjoy along with a steaming cup of green tea as part of an afternoon meal! Knowing what you know now if you’ve never had Dim Sum, this is your opportunity to find out what it’s all about!

How to Celebrate Dim Sum Week

With so many varieties of Dim Sum to choose from the best way to celebrate it is to try something, you’ve never had before! If you’re a Dim Sum aficionado who happens to have a penchant for doing amazing things in the kitchen, then you could also try whipping up some Dim Sum of your very own! You can either put a traditional recipe to the test or come up with a flavor combination that’s completely new. Don’t let Dim Sum Week pass you by without doing something to celebrate this incredible style of meal.

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