[Cantonese Dumplings with Shrimp Filling]
Har gow – the shrimp dumplings found at every dim sum service – is a tradition, and arguably the most popular dim sum dish of all time. Seriously. When served, these dumplings look like pillows soft enough for an emperor’s head to rest upon. Be sure to add this one to your essential list of Chinese eats. Said to have originated over a thousand years ago, dim sum is a large selection of small, bite-sized dishes that are usually enjoyed at brunch or lunch as yum cha in Cantonese restaurants.