I absolutely love dimsum, dense in flavour, light in texture and just a mouthful of pleasure.
I always get asked the question: “Is Dim Sum Healthy?”. When you look at the components, it actually looks fine, some rice paper, a mostly vegetable and meat filling and a bit sized portion. There lies the rub. They are so small and tasty that we tend to over eat them. A dumpling/siomai will usually contain anywhere from 50 (shrimp siomai) to 200 calories. So one doesn’t seem to bad, but multiple, may seem excessive, especially that this is rarely the only thing that will be with it at the table. You also have to be concision of the sodium levels, the fats used for cooking and the preparation of the filling (usually filled with lots of tasty but not so healthy variants).