Sei Guai Dim Sum

Four-Seasons Dim Sum

Preparation info

  • 30

    sculptures
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

The Dim Sum Book

The Dim Sum Book

By Eileen Yin-Fei Lo

Published 1982

  • About

Of all the dim sum sculptures, this one is particularly delicious to eat. It is also especially attractive to look at and therefore is often used as a decoration. It symbolizes, through its clover shape and its ingredients, the 4 seasons of the year—the green vegetable leaves for spring, the red cured ham for summer, the yellow eggs for fall, and the black mushrooms for winter. Because of its varied colors, this is especially prized not only as a special dim sum, but as the first course for