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OT: Dim sim (was Re: OT: Junk)

From:Tim May <butsuri@...>
Date:Saturday, September 13, 2003, 11:19
Tristan McLeay wrote at 2003-09-13 05:32:47 (-0400)
 > On Sat, 13 Sep 2003, Joe wrote:
 > > Or, for that matter, a dimsim.
 > I wouldn't have a clue how to describe them. The Macquarie Dictionary
 > defines them as
 >         dim sim
 >             /dIm sIm/ n, a dish of Chinese origin, made of seasoned meat
 >         wrapped in thin dough and steamed or fried. [? Cantonese tim-sam
 >         snack]
 > I couldn't find any defn at either or, so either
 > Americans don't have them (hard to believe) or call them something else.

I believe they call them dim sum - I've never had either, so I'm not
entirely certain that the terms are synonymous, but my dictionary
lists dim sim as a variant of dim sum.  Certainly the derivation seems
to be the same.


Tristan McLeay <zsau@...>