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DIM SUM, 9:30am-12:30pm, Sunday, February 10, Palm Ridge Recreation Center, Summit Hall A; $60
The word dim sum is Cantonese and refers to small bite sized dishes that are served in bamboo steamer baskets or on small plates. The Chinese meaning of dim sum is commonly translated to “touch the heart”. These small portions of food can be savory or sweet and prepared steamed, baked or fried and served with tea. The sort of dim sum served in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia originated in Hong Kong during the 1950s. You will taste a variety of dishes and enjoy celebrating the tastes and tradition of Dim Sum. Items may include: Baked egg tarts; Baked sweet buns; Steamed pork dumplings (with demo); Steamed sweet custard buns; teamed BBQ pork buns; Steamed wrapped rice bundles; Pan fried chicken pot stickers; Tapioca fruit sweet soup; Stir fry egg noodles (with demo; Coconut pudding; Egg Rolls; Crab & cream cheese wontons; Jasmine tea; Oolong Tea and Various herbal teas.
Instructor Joanne Lee grew up in Arizona, in the restaurant business. Her great grandpa opened one of the first Chinese restaurants in the valley. She recently found a newspaper clipping of him in the AZ Republic from 1965! Joanne loves to cook, following the teaching of grandparents and father. Her family is from Canton, China, the region famous for soups and different types of cooking techniques: steaming, blanching, boiling, deep frying, poaching, double boiling, stir fry and grilling. She challenges herself to try new things in the kitchen and taught classes at her restaurant, Ann’s Asian Bistro and Bar.