A whimsically illustrated yet authoritative guide to the "taxonomy" of dim sum, based on a popular "Lucky Peach" story.
Author and illustrator Carolyn Phillips demystifies the rich, nuanced culinary institution of teahouse snacks in"The Dim Sum Field Guide," a pocket-size, definitive resource featuring 80 hand-drawn illustrations. With entries for all the dim sum classics--including siu mai, xiaolongbao, char siu, roast duck, and even sweets like milk tarts and black sesame rolls--this handy reference is perfect for bringing on-the-go to your next dim sum outing. Armchair travelers and Asian food enthusiasts alike will be delighted by this detailed yet accessible look at the distinctly Chinese art of eating well."
This pocket-sized little diamond of a book, covers what some may choose simply to see as a ‘niche’ or marginal food item; ignore those people, they are fools. Dim sum is the food of the gods — in bite size, wondrous, translucent packages. If any further proof were needed, such celestial packages have been found in the tomb of a Tang dynasty nobleman, dating from over 1300 years ago. Author Carolyn shows why this ‘simple’ dumpling remains such a beautiful food item. Eminently portable, ready anywhere, a song on the palate and on the eyes; just like her book. Try the Deep Fried Milk or Garlic Chive Packets.