Yum Cha – the traditional Chinese Sunday meal
Yum Cha actually refers to the traditional Chinese Sunday meal where small dishes of food (dim sum) and Chinese tea would be consumed. Yum Cha is so popular with Chinese people that more recently, they have started to have this traditional meal more often throughout the week than just on a traditional Sunday.
Drinking tea is an old tradition in China, and as a result, the dishes served during this almost ceremonial dinner have gained popularity with all different kinds of ethnic groups.
These are beautiful miniature doughy buns stuffed with aromatic pork. Find pork bun recipes on Recipebridge.
A symbol of eternity, these chicken dumplings are usually eaten with a dipping sauce. Find gow gee or chicken dumpling recipes on Recipebridge.
Tube of pastry stuffed with all kinds of filling, from various meats to shredded veggies! Find spring rolls recipes on Recipebridge.
San choy bow
Usually made of various meats with noodles and served in a bowl of lettuce. You can find recipes for san choy bow on Recipebridge.
Duck pancakes dim sums
Crispy aromatic duck might be fatty, but it tastes amazing spread on a layer of soy sauce, shredded onion and cucumber and tucked into a pancake! Find duck pancake recipes here.
Beautiful little light custard treats surrounded in pastry. Find custard tart recipes on Recipebridge.
As another sweet treat at the end of your yum cha meal, mango pancakes can be created using the standard pancake recipe but topped with fresh mango and perhaps a mango puree too. Find recipes for mango pancakes on Recipebridge.
Have you ever tried yum cha at home?
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