The word “Yum Cha” means to drink tea. The traditional custom originated in Southern China, where people would go to a “Tea House” to drink tea.
Chinese tea is known for it’s health giving qualities, in particular as being beneficial for digestion as it dissolves the fats from the food.
The custom has changed over time to become a ritual where friends meet at a restaurant for Yum Cha, usually in the morning or lunchtime. At Yum Cha, dim sim ladies present dishes on the trolleys. Customers then select their preferred dishes from the trolleys.
Dim Sim, literally translated, means “To Touch someone’s Heart”. The custom has developed over centuries when housewives would serve delicate light snacks to visitors and friends to demonstrate their hospitality and cooking abilities.
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