Chinese dim sum, literally meaning "to touch your heart," consists of a variety of dumplings, steamed dishes and other delights similar to hors d'oeuvres - the hot and cold delicacies served at French restaurants.
Many of the dishes are either steamed or deep-fried. Among the former, you'll find everything from steamed pork spareribs and char siu bao - steamed buns with roast pork - to har gao, those wonderful shrimp dumplings with the translucent skin.
Deep-fried treats include mini spring rolls and Wu Gok, a type of taro turnover. Not to mention whatever other culinary creations the chef may come up with.