Delicate dumplings, crispy spring rolls, chewy pot stickers, fluffy buns, crunchy wontons, tender pancakes—what’s not to love about Chinese appetizers? Not surprisingly, the literal meaning of dim sum, China’s beloved assortment of small eats and snacks, translated from the Cantonese, is ―to dot, or touch, the heart.
While dim sum is traditionally served any time between morning and mid-afternoon, these tasty morsels can hit that spot on our hearts anytime and make great dinner party starters and hors d’oeuvres for company. In addition to the customary dumplings and spring rolls, treat your guests to the unexpected delights of Hunan-Style ―Smacked Cucumbers, Pickled Daikon Radish, SichuanStyle Marinated Green Bell Peppers, Five-Spice Peanuts, or Baked Tofu Nuggets. Your guests will depart with very happy hearts!