15 Feb '13, 12pm

Dim sum etiquette 101: Mango pudding right after your siew mai? It's the wild west: there are no rules!

Dim sum etiquette 101: Mango pudding right after your siew mai? It's the wild west: there are no rules!

While there’s no art to enjoying an authentic dim sum meal, there are a few do’s and don’ts that diners should be aware of before they tuck into the Chinese version of a tapas brunch. With the Chinese New Year rounding the corner, Chinese restaurants around the world are poised to be filled to the rafters with diners looking to celebrate with good authentic eats, including dim sum, or yum cha (“drink tea”) in Chinese. To help newbies and veterans alike get their tea pot refilled without saying a word and look like a dim sum pro, here are a few tips on how to navigate the flow of carts and the cacophony of sounds that accompany any good yum cha experience. Dos - When someone serves you tea, show your appreciation by tapping your index and middle finger on the table twice if you’re married, and just your index finger if you’re single, a gesture said to mimic the act of bowin...

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