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Aug 29, 2006 08:29 PM

Do people consider DIM SUM as breakfast?

I don't.

Apparently some on these boards do.

Your take?

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    1. Read this article:

      But in China they got late night Dim Sum and Early morning Dim Sum. Dim Sum around the clock. But I normally think of it as brunch. If its late at night I just think of it as food to eat.

      1. Sure. It's generally for both breakfast & lunch, but never for dinner. One of the oldest dim sum resto in HK (known as the bird restaurant) has a set clientele for breakfast.

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        1. re: PeterL

          Was the bird restaurant the place depicted in the infamous shootout scene in the movie "Hardboiled" with Chow Yun Fat?

          1. re: PeterL

            I remember all of the birds in HK. We stayed on the island, in a small hotel. There was a dining area on a porch, across the street from a park. Everybody brought their birds to the restaurant in cages, and in the park, in the early morning, there were scores of people doing their Tae Kwon Doe- again with birds in cages, and peacocks strutting wild. It was magical- and made my breakfast taste better.

          2. I consider it late brunch.

            1. Depends on how you define breakfast brunch and lunch in general, and in practical or social terms.

              A couple of pieces of dim sum and tea...breakfast on a weekday. Sharing 20-30 plates with some friends on the weekend...brunch.