Dim Sum Guide for Beginners

Chinese food is often called the most American of cuisines because its prevalence across the United States is rivaled by none except perhaps Italian. A staple of Chinese cuisine is Dim Sum.

A traditional dim sum meal consists of various kinds of steamed buns, dumplings and rice noodle rolls, each of which contain a range of ingredients from beef, chicken, pork, and seafood to fruits and vegetables. Many dim sum restaurants also offer plates of steamed green vegetables, roasted meats, congee porridge and other soups.

BuzzFeed provides a guide for the beginner, covering everything from steamer baskets to popular dim sum sweets.