How to Make Stuffed Bell Peppers

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This is a great dim sum dish that’s quick and easy to prepare at home. The juicy seafood filling is complemented really well by the crisp pepper and the tangy sauce. Note that the filling calls for both shrimp and fish, but can also be made exclusively of either ingredient depending on your preference.

How to Make Stuffed Chinese Mushrooms

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Stuffed mushrooms are a favorite dim sum dish that’s also easy to make at home. You can mix and match several types of mushrooms (both dried and fresh) and fillings (pork and shrimp, for example) to create many different flavor combinations.

How to Make Tofu Skin Rolls

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Tofu skin rolls offer a crunchy alternative to spring rolls at the dim sum table. They’re most commonly filled with vegetables, pork and shrimp. Tofu skin rolls can also be steamed, offering a completely different texture and flavor.

How to Make Deep Fried Shrimp Balls

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Deep fried shrimp balls are made from a seasoned shrimp paste mixture that’s formed into balls. They feature a crunchy exterior and a steaming hot, chewy interior. You can dip these balls in breadcrumbs or spring roll skins to add extra texture.

How to Make Spring Rolls

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Spring rolls have a thin, crispy wrapper with shrimp and vegetables inside. They can be filled with almost anything, though most versions contain minced meat and vegetables.

How to Make Stuffed Eggplant

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Stuffed eggplant is made by filling Chinese eggplant with mashed shrimp. The dish is topped with XO sauce, a type of sauce made from dried scallops (that some diners enjoy just eat plain by itself).

How to Make Fried Sticky Rice

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Fried sticky rice is cooked from raw rice with a little bit of water and oil. It is made in a similar fashion to Italian risotto, constantly stirred with small amounts of liquid continually added.

How to Make Pan Fried Turnip Cake

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Fried turnip cake is made from grated turnips combined with dried shrimp, mushrooms and Chinese sausage. In the dim sum hall, turnip cake is typically sold by attendants pushing hot griddles on carts who freshly prepare each dish to order before serving with oyster sauce.

How to Make Glutinous Rice Dumplings

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Glutinous rice dumplings combine a savory pork and shrimp filling with a sweet glutinous rice shell. The key to this dish is the glutinous rice flour which creates a dumpling that is chewy and luscious on the inside, yet ever so slightly crispy on the outside.

How to Make BBQ Pork Puffs

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BBQ pork puffs are a roast pork- and honey-filled puff pastry. Chinese flaky pastry is a dough similar to that used for western croissants and puff pastry.

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