dim sum

dim sum
noun (plural dim sums; also dim sum) Etymology: Chinese (Guangdong) dímsām, from dím dot, speck + sām heart Date: 1948 traditional Chinese food consisting of a variety of items (as steamed or fried dumplings, pieces of cooked chicken, and rice balls) served in small portions

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  • Dim sum — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Típico desayuno de dim sum en Hong Kong. De izquierda a derecha y de arriba a abajo: bollos de masa rellenos de camarón(ha gau), té de jazmín, sopa de vegetales y pollo, salsa picante, bollos al vapor, arollados de… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Dim Sum — in Hongkong Gegarte Dim …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • dim sum — (in Cantonese; dianxin in Mandarin) literally means ‘to touch your heart’. These small morsels or snacks are associated with the Cantonese custom of yum cha (yincha: drinking tea) at tea, breakfast and lunch times. They are similar to hors… …   Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture

  • dim sum — [dim′ sum′, dim′soom′] n. [Chin] 1. a small casing of dough filled variously with minced meat, vegetables, etc. and steamed or fried 2. a variety of such casings and other foods served as a light meal …   English World dictionary

  • dim sum — /dim sum /, Chinese Cookery. small dumplings, usually steamed or fried and filled with meat, seafood, vegetables, condiments, etc. [1965 70; < Chin dial. (Guangdong) dím sàm, equiv. to Chin dianxin (dian dot, speck + xin heart)] * * * …   Universalium

  • dim sum — [ ,dım sʌm ] noun uncount a CHINESE meal consisting of a variety of foods …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dim sum — 1948, from Cantonese dim sam (Chinese dianxin) appetizer, said to mean lit. touch the heart …   Etymology dictionary

  • dim sum — ● dim sum nom masculin (mot chinois) Petite préparation enrobée de pâte et cuite à la vapeur. (Cuisine chinoise.) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • dim sum —    (dim sum) [Chinese: touch the heart] In Chinese cooking, fried, baked, or steamed dumplings filled with pork, seafood, etc., served as a snack or appetizer …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • Dim sum — For other uses, see Dimsum (disambiguation). Dim sum Typical dim sum breakfast in Hong Kong. From left to right and top to bottom: har gau, jasmine tea, chicken and vegetable congee, steamed dumpling, rice nood …   Wikipedia

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