The words " dim sum" is direct phonic from the Cantonese language (A dialect spoken by Chinese speakers across the world)
Dim in english means " TOUCH"
Sum in english means " HEART"
Thus; " touch the heart"
Dim Sum is a dining experience shared by friends, family and good Chinese style delicacies/pastries/sweets/appetizers/finger foods from north to south, east to west.
A good pot of tea is essential for this experience. Popular teas are : Oolong, Jasmine, Chrysanthemum, "longevity eye brow" * prounded : sou mei .
J: i dunno.. but to save time.. let's get everyone to go Dim Sum..
C: sounds good to me..
steamed, fried, and cooked in other ways chinese food such as dumplings etc, delivered to the field of battle in metal carts from which they procede to invade your table in small dishes strategicaly dropped onto the table by skilled waiters and waitresses before you can say whether or not you want it.
you could also call it competitive chinese food throwing, where the scoreboard is your bill.