COOK AND SELL DUMPLINGS / SIU MAI

COOK AND SELL DUMPLINGS / SIU MAI

If you are wondering why it is called “cook and sell” dumplings, well, it is a direct translation from the Cantonese dialect siu mai. Siu 燒 means to cook and mai 賣 means...

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CHEE CHEONG FUN / STEAMED RICE ROLLS

CHEE CHEONG FUN / STEAMED RICE ROLLS

Chee Cheong Fun is one of my favorite Dim Sum items to order. I never ever have Dim Sum without Chee Cheong Fun. Dim sum is the Cantonese term for a type of...

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SESAME JELLYFISH/ ZHIMA HAIZHE

SESAME JELLYFISH/ ZHIMA HAIZHE

Sesame Jellyfish is the dish that we never fail to order each time we go to Mandarin Kitchen at Bloomington for a dim sum I think I can safely say that most Asian...

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FUNG GOW/ PORK AND PEANUT DUMPLINGS

FUNG GOW/ PORK AND PEANUT DUMPLINGS

Here we are at a Dim Sum category again I can’t never have enough of them. I told my hubby that this was Asian style hors d’oeuvres. I can almost see him laughing...

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SESAME BALLS

SESAME BALLS

Sesame balls or known as Sesame seeds balls or in Chinese known as Jian dui 煎堆 . Jian means fried and dui means a pile (like a big pile or something). Some people...

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MA LAI GO / CANTONESE STYLE STEAMED CAKE

MA LAI GO/ CANTONESE-STYLE STEAMED CAKE

Ma Lai Go is one of my favorite steamed cakes. I had this very often for breakfast when I lived in Singapore. I stopped by this little shop on my way to work...

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Steamed pork ribs with beans

STEAMED PORK RIBS WITH BEANS

We order this dish, steamed pork ribs with beans almost every time we go for a dim sum. If you are wondering what dim sum is, it is basically a Cantonese term for...

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Chinese Steamed meat balls

CHINESE STEAMED MEAT BALLS

Meat balls are very well-known across various culture. Chinese meatballs (specifically, a dish common in Shanghai cuisine) are most often made of pork and are usually steamed or boiled, either as-is, or with...

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dim sum

HA GOW / SHRIMP DUMPLING

Shrimp Dumpling or ha gow (in Cantonese language) is another of my favorite dim sum dishes. The dumpling is sometimes called a shrimp bonnet for its pleated shape. Traditionally, har gow should have...

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SAVORY DAIKON/TURNIP CAKE/ LOH PAK KOH

SAVORY DAIKON/TURNIP CAKE/ LOH PAK KOH

Savory daikon/turnip cake is especially popular in Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. The daikon is usually cooked with dried shrimps, shiitake mushrooms and Chinese sausages and then mixed with rice flour...

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