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Yum Yum Cha - Let's Eat Dim Sum in Hawaiʻi

Muriel Miura with Lynette Lo Tom

Hardcover, 224 pp.

Going for dim sum, known as yum cha in Cantonese, is a favorite culinary outing in Hawai‘i when all tastes can be satisfied among dozens of small plates that are shared and enjoyed with family and friends. It’s the perfect way to sample beautifully presented bites of food that are steamed, pan-fried, deep-fried, rolled, and wrapped.

Yum Yum Cha: Let’s Eat Dim Sum in Hawai‘i has over 100 recipes that duplicate what you can order in restaurants serving dim sum or shops and bakeries specializing in dim sum in the Islands. Included are delicious favorites such as pork hash bites (siu mai), shrimp in translucent wheat starch wrap (har gao), steamed then pan-fried turnip cake (lo bak go) and tender steamed pork spareribs in fermented black bean sauce (dow see pai gwat).

There are also recipes for both steamed and baked barbecued pork buns (char siu bao) including their substitute fillings. Other succulent Top 10 Hawai‘i Favorites dishes are bean curd wraps (sin chet guen) and chicken feet. And of course there is the most popular dim sum dessert, the small custard tart (dan tat).

What you may have thought was complicated cooking or preparation is clearly explained so you can prepare the Islands’ favorite dim sum dishes for family and friends.


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