To Understand Cantonese People's Dim Sum Culture in Ipoh


Eating dim sum is a culture which transformed into a habit. Dim sum restaurants in Guangzhou started from two-cent restaurants. It was a measurement unit of money. Farmers woke up very early in the morning and they started working at five o’clock. They completed many tasks by eight or nine, some would gather together to chat, drink tea, and gossip. At the time, tea rooms appeared.

As time passed, it expanded. They bought pastries and cakes and placed them there. It only cost two cents, and customers could help themselves. Hence, the emergence of two-cent restaurants. It further expanded into tea houses.

Tea houses had more changes and more variety including Siu Mai and Har Gao. There were more options. As it continued to expand, it turned into dim sum restaurants.

Back then, Guangzhou’s foreign trade was flourishing. Many people were in business like the Thirteen Factories. They needed a place to drink tea and two-cent restaurants weren’t suitable. There was a place called San Yuan Lou. It had three floors and everyone who could enter was wealthy and respectable. It was called a high-rise pavilion.

Speaking of dim sum, why don’t we let the food do the talking?

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