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Recommendation for dim sum cookbook

lulumoolah Nov 2, 2011 01:02 PM

Need recommendations for a good dim sum cookbook. Thanks!

  1. Sarah Nov 4, 2011 04:14 PM

    Check out Ellen Leong Blonder's "Dim Sum - The Art of Chinese Tea Lunch" -- beautiful artwork throughout...

    1. Chemicalkinetics Nov 4, 2011 04:11 PM

      A good dim sum book? I will assume Cantonese style dim sum (there are other styles). This one is good for introductory:


      Dim Sum: The Art of Chinese Tea Lunch by Ellen Leong Blonder

      It has a bit of everything from steam buns to egg tart to mango pudding (haven't tried that particular one yet)....etc. Not particularly difficult. Some may say not traditional enough, but it is certainly a good starting point.

      1. delys77 Nov 3, 2011 07:46 PM

        The books mentioned thus far sound great. I have Eileen Yin Fei Lo's Mastering the art of Chinese cooking and it has a great chapter on dim sum plus a whole lot more.

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        1. re: delys77
          lulumoolah Nov 4, 2011 03:38 PM

          Thanks so much!

        2. chefj Nov 3, 2011 10:18 AM

          I have been really pleased with Florence Lin's "Complete Book of Chinese Noodles, Dumplings and Breads"

          1. dryrain Nov 3, 2011 09:42 AM

            I would recommend two books, Asian Dumplings by Andrea Nguyen. She also has a good website with videos on.

            The 2nd book is Chinese Dim sum the publisher is wei chuan. Not sure if this book is still in print or not but it covers most of what you will probably want.

            Good luck in your dim sum adventure

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              janniecooks Nov 3, 2011 02:02 AM

              I second the recommendation for Rhoda Yee's book. Another very good resource is Mai Leung's "Dim Sum and Other Chinese Street Food", also out of print but used copies can be found, just google the book and author; Alibris has a number of copies available.

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              1. re: janniecooks
                lulumoolah Nov 3, 2011 09:24 AM

                Thanks to you both!

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                ricepad Nov 2, 2011 11:32 PM

                It's been out of print for a while so it can be tough to find, but Rhoda Yee's "Dim Sum: The Delicious Secrets of Home-Cooked Chinese Tea Lunch" is good.

                (Disclaimer: I used to know her as 'Auntie Rhoda'.]

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