Nowadays, the term “dim sum” (點心 in written Chinese, and pronounced diǎn xīn in Mandarin) is a meal—usually taken on a weekend morning—that encompasses a vast roster of small dishes selected from carts.

“SIU MAI” 燒賣
(Mand. shao mai; Cant. siu mai)

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STEAMED PORK BUNS 叉燒包
(Mand. cha shao bao; Cant. char siu bao)

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Baked Pork Buns 叉烧包
(Mand. chā shāo bāo; Cant. Char Siu Bao)

Baked Pork Buns

RICE NOODLE ROLLS 腸粉
(Mand. changfen; Cant. cheong fun)

“HAR GOW” 蝦餃
(Mand. xia jiao; Cant. har gow)

Steamed meatball 喼汁
(Mand. jiézhī; Cant. gīp jāp)

STICKY RICE WRAPPED IN LOTUS LEAVES (Big version)  糯米雞
(Mand. nuo mi ji; Cant. lo mai gai)
STICKY RICE WRAPPED IN LOTUS LEAVES (smaller version) 珍珠雞
(Cant. jān jyū gāi)

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SHANGHAI STEAMED DUMPLING 小笼包
(Mand. Xiaolongbao)

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CHICKEN FEET WITH BLACK BEAN SAUCE 豉汁鳳爪
(Mand. chizhi feng zhao; Cant. tau zi fung zao)

STEAMED SPARERIBS 豉汁排骨
(Mand. chi zhi pai gu; Cant. zi jup paai gwat)

BEEF TRIPE  牛柏葉
(Mand. Niú bǎiyè; Cant. ngau4 paak3 jip6)

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BEEF STOMACH 牛肚
(Mand. Niú dǔ)

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Steamed Tofu skin roll 鮮竹捲
(Cant. sin zuk gyun)

Fried Tofu skin roll 腐皮捲
(Cant. fu pei gyun)

RADISH CAKES 蘿蔔糕
(Mand. luobogao; Cant. lo bak gou)

turnip cake

TARO-WRAPPED PORK 芋角
(Mand. yu jiao; Cant. wu gok)

SUCKLING PIG 片皮烤乳豬
(Mand. pian pi kao ru zhu; Cant. pin pei siu jyu jyut)

Chinese roast pork belly 燒肉
(Mand. shāo ròu; Cant. sīu yuhk)

Cantonese Roasted Pork Meat叉燒
(Cant. chāsīu)

CUSTARD TARTS 蛋塔; 蛋撻
(Mand. dan ta; Cant. daan taat)

Pineapple bun菠蘿包
(Cant. bo lo baau)

SWEET CUSTARD BUNS 奶皇包
(Mand. nai huang bao; Cant. lai wong bao)

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Crispy Durian Cake 榴莲酥
(Mand. Liúlián sū)

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Chinese doughnut 油条
(Mand. Yu Tiao; Cant. yàuhjagwái )

油条

Steamed Sausage Rolls
(Cant. Lahp Cheung Goon)

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Chinese Donut Rice Noodle Rolls 炸兩
(Mand. Zhaliang; Cant. jaléung)

rice noodle roll

Sweet Tofu Pudding 豆腐花
(Mand. dòufuhuā; Cant. Dow Fu Fah)

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sometimes with different kind of toppings

See Also :

Shopping Guide in Hong Kong