Follow Me Foodie: Dim sum trends in Hong Kong

Duddell’s in Hong Kong offers traditional Cantonese dishes with slight modern influences. Mijune Pak

By Mijune Pak , Follow Me Foodie – WE Vancouver
Published: November 15, 2013 4:00 PM
Updated: November 15, 2013 4:37 PM

Dim sum literally means “touch the heart” and, in a Western context, it’s considered Chinese-style tapas. Historically, it was a meal served at teahouses for farmers along the Silk Road, a loud experience with music and snacks.

Nowadays, throughout China it is a brunch shared by friends and families, although a few places in Hong Kong serve it all day. Depending on the quality of restaurant, it is also seen as a luxurious activity, especially on a weekday, since it implies you don’t have to work and can afford to spend hours eating and sipping tea with good company.

Along with the change in definition, the dishes have also come a long way. Vancouver dim sum chefs have become creative by adapting dishes to local tastes, but so has Hong Kong. It’s a very international, lively, and modern city, so while it is one of the homes to traditional Cantonese food, there is a scene for modern dim sum.

Here are some modern dim sum dishes and concepts in Hong Kong that might make their way to Vancouver. Read the full article.

1) Dim Sum Lounge and Art Gallery at Duddell’s

Duddell's Dim Sum Foodie

2) Vegetarian Truffle Dumplings at Summer Palace at Island Shangri-La Hotel

Black Truffle Pesto Har Gow at Island Shangri-La Hong Kong Dim Sum

3) Molecular Xiao Long Bao (XLB) at Bo Innovation

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