Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Dim Sum for Lunch

There is no denying that Malaysia is such a paradise where food is concerned. At every turn and corner, you will be able to find food at any time of the day or night.

Malaysia being a multi-racial, multi-cultural society, one can find all types of cuisines to satisfy one's tastebuds. There is the Malay fare, Chinese food, Northern and Southern Indian fare, Western food, Italian, even Middle-Eastern fare. You name it, really.

For this post, I would like to touch on a popular Chinese food called Dim sum. Wikipedia says:

The Cantonese phrase dim sum (點心) means literally "touch the heart" or "order to your heart's content". It may be derived from yat dim sum yi (一點心意), meaning "a little token". ("A Touch of Heart" is perhaps the more poetic translation.)

Dim sum involves a wide range of light dishes served alongside Chinese tea. It is usually served in the mornings until noon time at Chinese restaurants (including those in hotels) and at specialty dim sum eateries where typical dishes are available throughout the day.

Dim sum dishes come in small portions and may include meat, seafood, and vegetables, as well as desserts and fruit. The items are usually served in a small steamer basket or on a small plate.

In Malaysia, there are restaurants in hotels serving Dim sum catering to Muslims. The Dim sum dishes served are pork-free. One such restaurant in Kuala Lumpur is the Chinese restaurant in Novotel Hydro Majestic Kuala Lumpur.

For Muslims, this is a must-try and for visitors looking for Chinese cuisine, why not give Dim sum a try. I have included the restaurant flyer below for your easy reference. Click on image to enlarge it.

Bon appetit!

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