Dim Sum small bites ready packets packed with flavour

You can fry or steam them and fill them with all kinds of different ingredients. Not for nothing do you see dim sum restaurants popping up in more and more cities and more and more people are getting to work with the Chinese snacks themselves.

What exactly is a Dim Sum?

Long ago, teahouses in China served small snacks to traders who were traveling. The snacks were originally eaten in the morning or afternoon. One meaning of “Dim Sum” is “heart pleasure”. Another is “order as one wishes”. This is true, because Dim Sum is usually not ordered á la carte, by servers brought around on trolleys from which one can grab.

Traditionally, not only the Dim Sum is important, but also drinking tea. Although in Western countries it is much more about the snack Dim Sum, it is certainly a nice way to surprise your guests during a dinner party, for example by offering them some exotic teas.

3 Reasons Why You Should Try Dim Sum:

Some people wonder if Dim Sum is yet another food trend. Others are all over and find Dim Sum  the tastiest snacks they have ever tasted. At Keukenvuur we think there are at least 3 good reasons to give Dim Sum a try:

  • They’re delicious. Or, more importantly, there is always one that you really like. Dim Sum are small bites, but are always packed with flavour.
  • You can vary endlessly. A Dim Sum with sweet and sour pork? Check. One with chicken teriyaki? No problem. A vegetarian or vegan Dim Sum? You can do that. With Dim Sum, the possibilities are endless and there is something for everyone.
  • Dim Sum are not hard to make. Of course it gets trickier when you make your own dough, but with ready-made Dim Sum sheets you come a long way and put delicious snacks on the table!


Dim Sum recipes

For the amateur chef who wants to get started with Dim Sum, we’ve listed some delicious recipes:

  1. Dim Sum with Dutch Asparage. This Dutch version of the Chinese snack is not only very tasty, but also very original.
  2. Khanom Jeeb. This is the Thai version of the Chinese snack. Filled with chicken mince, shrimp and water chestnuts, this Dim Sum has become a global favorite.
  3. Fried Dim Sum with pork belly. Okay, this may not be the healthiest Dim Sum you’ll eat, but it’s one of the tastiest. The pork belly tastes delicious and the Dutch Asparage makes for a nice twist.

More inspiration? Check out our recipe database!

Make your own Dim Sum

Dim Sum food is a lot of fun, but making dim sum yourself is even more fun. Whether you’re just making Dim Sum for yourself, your family, or a large number of guests, you’re guaranteed to put a delicious and original dish on the table.

Do you want to learn how to make Dim Sum? Then come and have a look at the Dim Sum workshop of Keukenvuur. For 3 hours we take you on a trip along different snacks, and of course you can eat them yourself!

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