Dim sum is a traditional Chinese meal made up of small bite-sized portions of food served in small steamer baskets or on a small plate. The dishes are shared among family and friends. Typically dim sum is consumed during brunch hours — late morning to lunchtime.
Called by various names like jiaozi, gyoza , dim sum dishes include an assortment of seafood, meat, and vegetable dishes that are prepared in various ways: steamed, fried, or baked.
Did you ever think of paying hundreds of dollars for a dim sum? You heard it right! Dim sum comes at a hefty price of $517. But it’s no ordinary. It’s an exclusive Blue Diamond Dim Sum by German organic food brand – YumBau.
I’m sure you’d be curious to know what goes in to make these yummy dim sums so expensive? Well, the filling is of exquisite ingredients like caterpillar fungi, saffron, truffle, blueberry powder and boletus edulis (a type of mushroom).
For meat lovers, they have a meaty version too where the dim sum is stuffed with black-boned chicken. Let me tell you little bit about this variety of chicken. The Silke (or Silky) chicken uniquely has black bones and flesh with soft white or black plumage. Originating from China, this chicken is a delicacy used in Asian cuisine.
Once all the ingredients are prepped and cooked, they are mixed into one bowl to form the dumpling filling.
The dough is rolled to just 1 mm (0.4 in) thick and cut into circles.
If you’re thinking that the blue appearance of the dim sum comes from the exotic ingredients that goes in to make the filling. You’re wrong in your assumption! The chef uses a naturally derived blue food colour to give it the blue texture.
These dumplings are made to order in the traditional Chinese fashion, using fresh ingredients. Hongmei and Kevin want YumBau to “reinforce that Chinese food can be produced as high quality, healthy, aesthetic and tasty food”.
The dumpling can be ordered upon request at the YumBau website, along with various other dim sum and dim sum sauces.