Why do Cantonese like to Yum Cha
Yum cha is a term in Cantonese which literally means "drink tea". It refers to the custom of eating small servings of different foods while sipping Chinese tea in Cantonese speaking areas of southern China. It is an integral part of the culinary culture of Guangdong Province、Hongkong, China and Macau, China.
Yum Cha is an ancient tradition, it has become one of the important parts of daily life. It is also an experience of food culture, which has a long history.
For Cantonese, Yum Cha actually is eating breakfast & drinking morning tea; People usually invite several relatives, friends or guests to the teahouse for brunch. In this process, we can have breakfast and chat happily at the same time.
In different regions, the time for Yum Cha is different; Usually from 06:00 to 12:00, you can go to the teahouse yum cha at this time.
There are black tea, green tea, oolong tea, flower tea, Pu'er tea, chrysanthemum tea, jasmine tea for drink etc. And dim sums usually are small and served as 3 or 4 pieces in one portion, including: chicken feet, tart, steamed dumplings, shrimp dumpling, bun stuffed with BBQ pork, bun stuffed with creamy custard, water chestnut cake, spring rolls, rice roll etc.
If you have a chance to come to China, welcome to Guangdong tea house Yum Cha, especially the two beautiful cities of Guangzhou city and Foshan city, and taste the delicious food.
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