Cha siu bao is a Cantonese barbecue-pork-filled bun. The buns are filled with barbecue-flavored cha siu pork. They are served as a type of dim sum during yum cha and are sometimes sold in Chinese bakeries. Cha siu refers to the pork filling; the word bao means "bun".
Dim sum is a Cantonese style of steamed dumpling prepared in small, almost bite-sized portions. In the United States, the term dim sum has generalized to also refer to a style of eating or restaurant experience in which small plates of Chinese cuisine are presented on mobile carts to seated patrons.
Noodle rolls are formed from a long rice noodle sheet that is then wrapped around a filling of barbecued pork, beef, shrimp, scallions or a Chinese donut and served with soy sauce. A dim sum favorite, noodle rolls are also served as part of a simple breakfast alongside a cup of hot tea.
Steamed sponge cake is perfect for an on-the-go breakfast or snack. It works well to break off into pieces by the handful, accompanied by a hot cup of tea or a bowl of light fruit. Preparation is surprisingly easy and the final product resembles a moist angel food cake, with a pleasing light vanilla sweetness.
Spring rolls are a perfect dish to start with when you’re just beginning to learn how to make dim sum. They’re easy to make and you are rewarded with a finished product that rivals what you eat at the restaurant. Filling and folding spring rolls is also a fun activity for children, if you have any young aspiring chefs in your life.
Stuffed eggplant is made by filling Chinese eggplant with mashed shrimp. The dish is equally fresh, savory and aromatic with the flavor of the shrimp complemented wonderfully by salty oyster sauce and wafts of heavenly sesame oil. The highlight of this dish is the unique flavor of the Chinese eggplant.
Turnip Cake (Chinese Lo Bak Go) Published: February 16, 2015 By Bill 210 Comments This savory turnip cake (sometimes called radish) lo bak go is a very traditional dish often served at dim sum houses, and when I was a kid, it always showed up on the table on Chinese New Year’s Day.