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The Dim Sum Field Guide

  • Hardcover $14.99

    Aug 30, 2016 | 176 Pages

  • Ebook $10.99

    Aug 30, 2016 | 176 Pages

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Praise

NPR’s Best Books of 2016

“Perfect for those who specialize in eating Chinese food, rather than making it.”
– T. Susan Chang, The Level Teaspoon

“It is as erudite as it is darling. Whether exploring Buford Highway or boarding a plane for Guangzhou, it’s as essential as your wallet and your passport.”
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“Ms. Phillips’s guide is extensive and satisfying. Her taxonomy is invariably brief, demanding only as much time as one will tolerate being delayed from reaching for a pair of chopsticks. Each item includes a short description, helpful tips on sauces, fillings and variations, plus some insightful history.”
Wall Street Journal
 
“Small enough to fit in a handbag, Carolyn Phillips’ beautifully illustrated guide really can help a nervous diner navigate the sometimes intimidating realm of dim sum.”
- NPR
 

Table Of Contents

SAVORY DIM SUM 

STEAMED WRAPPERS 

Steamed Jiaozi 14
Pot Stickers 16
Siu Mai 18
Char Siu Buns 20 
Chicken Buns 22
Vegetarian Buns 24
Chaozhou Rice Rolls 26 
Xiaolongbao 28
Cheong Fun 30 
Fun Gor 32
Har Gow 34
Pork and Mung Bean Tamales 36
Sticky Rice Chicken in Lotus Leaves 38 

UNWRAPPED PROTEINS 

Roast Suckling Pig 40 
Crackly Skinned Pork Belly 42 
Char Siu 44 
Black Bean Spareribs 46 
Steamed Meatballs 48
Stuffed Bean Curd 50 
Braised Brisket with Radishes 52 
Roast Chicken 54
Braised Chicken 56 
Black Bean Chicken Feet 58 
Roast Duck 60
Braised Duck Chins 62 
Blanched Goose Intestines 64 
Braised Cuttlefish 66 
Cold Tossed Jellyfish 68

BAKED DIM SUM 

Radish Puffs 70 
Baked Char Siu Buns 72 
Curry Beef Turnovers 74 
Creamy Cabbage Casserole 76 

PAN- AND DEEP-FRIED DIM SUM 

Radish Cakes 78
Shredded Lotus Fritters 80 
Garlic Chive Packets 82
Honeycomb Taro-Wrapped Pork 84 
Coffee Pork Ribs 86
Fried Rice-Dough Packets 88 
Soy Skin Rolls 90
Spring Rolls 92
Paper-Wrapped Chicken 94 
Wrapped Crab Claws 96
Deep-Fried Shrimp Pouches 98
Crouton Shrimp Balls 100

DELICIOUS EXTRAS 

Singapore Rice Noodles 102 
Chow Fun 104
Fried Rice 106
Congee 108
Lo Mein 110
Crispy Noodle Pillow 112
Gai Lan With Oyster Sauce 114 
Stir-Fried Water Spinach with Bean Curd Cheese 116 

SWEET DIM SUM


HOT AND WARM SWEETS 

Fried Sesame Balls 120 
Sandy Filled Mochi 122 
Chinese Beignets 124 
Sweet Potato Pockets 126 
Fried Water Chestnut Gelée 128 
Durian Puffs 130 
Deep-Fried Milk 132 
Tapioca Pudding 134

SWEET BUNS 
Lotus Seed Paste Buns 136 
Custard Buns 138
Snow-Topped Buns 140 
Figurative Buns 142 

CHILLED SWEETS 

Mango Pudding 144
Soy Pudding 146
Guiling Jelly 148
Date Paste Jellies 150 
Red Bean Tapioca Balls 152 
Sesame Rollups 154

CAKES AND TARTS 

Raised Fermented Rice Cake 156 
Malay Cake 158
Custard Tarts 160

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