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
> I couldn't find any defn at either m-w.com or dictionary.com, 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.