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Dim Sum Continued

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Sunday, December 1
11:15am

ASIAN PEARL
6821 Stockton Boulevard Suite 165
Sacramento, 95823

Liang will hold his table for another group.

Cash only event
~$14/per person

According to Wikipedia:
Dim sum (/ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_English)ˈ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_English#Key)d (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_English#Key)ɪ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_English#Key)m (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_English#Key)ˈ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_English#Key)s (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_English#Key)ʌ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_English#Key)m (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_English#Key)/ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_English)) refers to a style of Chinese food (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_cuisine) prepared as small bite-sized or individual portions of food traditionally served in small steamer baskets or on small plates. Dim sum is also well known for the unique way it is served in some restaurants, wherein fully cooked and ready-to-serve dim sum dishes are carted around the restaurant for customers to choose their orders while seated at their tables.

Many restaurants start serving dim sum as early as five in the morning. More traditional dim sum restaurants typically serve dim sum until mid-afternoon. However, in modern society it has become common place for restaurants to serve dim sum at dinner time. While dim sum (literally meaning: touch the heart) was originally not a main meal, only a snack, and therefore only meant to touch the heart, it is now a staple of Chinese dining culture

A traditional dim sum brunch includes various types of steamed buns such as cha siu baau (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha_siu_baau), dumplings (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dumpling) and rice noodle rolls (cheong fun), which contain a range of ingredients (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingredient), including beef (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beef), chicken, pork, prawns (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prawn) and vegetarian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vegetarianism) options. Many dim sum restaurants also offer plates of steamed green vegetables, roasted meats, congee porridge and other soups. Dessert dim sum is also available and many places offer the customary egg tart (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg_tart).

Dim sum can be cooked by steaming (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steaming) and frying (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frying), among other methods. The serving sizes are usually small and normally served as three or four pieces in one dish. It is customary to order family style, sharing dishes among all members of the dining party. Because of the small portions, people can try a wide variety of food.