Ready to graduate from visual selections off the cart, to ordering off the menu? (Not that you should ever give up the cart, because that’s a huge part of the fun of dim sum.) The Dim Sum Field Guide: A Taxonomy Of Dumplings, Buns, Meats, Sweets and Other Specialties of the Chinese Teahouse by Carolyn Phillips is a handy, purse-sized guide for looking up what you might want to order, if you don’t feel like Googling.
It’s not a cookbook, merely a dining companion, and also a fascinating book to flip through if you’re a dim sum enthusiast. Our only suggestion is that it might’ve been better to have full color photos rather than line drawings, though the line drawings really are great and in keeping with the book’s general aesthetic.
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