Chinese Afternoon Tea

@Ladypeace (2076)
Singapore
March 19, 2016 1:53am CST
Dim Sums are the Chinese version of the English Afternoon Tea. Who doesn't love intricate and sophisticated bite sized sandwiches, scones, pastries and Camomile tea? Instead, the Chinese have meat/seafood dumplings, steamed buns, spring rolls, egg custards and Puh Erh tea. One thing is the same though - spending quality time with loved ones and friends catching up, while sipping tea and enjoying bite sized entrees. Some days, I take out my afternoon tea to avoid crowded restaurants and a lack of parking spots. I also make my own Tieguanyin tea to go along. What's your favorite afternoon tea snack? Photo: Siew Mais, Century Egg Wantons, Beancurd Rolls, Stuffed Tofu
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@Mike197602 (13310)
• Worcester, England
19 Mar 16
My favourite is scones and jam with clotted cream and some tea
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@Ladypeace (2076)
• Singapore
19 Mar 16
Mmm...great choice! Those are MAJOR YUM.
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@Mike197602 (13310)
• Worcester, England
19 Mar 16
@Ladypeace In the picture that yellowish stuff is clotted cream. Don't know if you get it outside the UK but it is very nice. Mainly available here in devon and cornwall although most supermarkets stock it...it's best in devon/cornwall. Many top class hotels do afternoon tea but often people over payespecially if tourists stay in London. London is way over priced so if anyone comes to the UK avoid London and come and see the real UK and that isn't London.
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@Ladypeace (2076)
• Singapore
19 Mar 16
@Mike197602 I've tried them before here at a hotel but they're expensive. Thank you for the advice on going about the UK. I'm jealous you get them cheap and good there.
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@JudyEv (90252)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Mar 16
I love the Chinese breakfasts where you get a selection of various dishes.
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@Ladypeace (2076)
• Singapore
20 Mar 16
I've never tried a breakfast buffet, but I would imagine it to be delicious and fun.
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@JudyEv (90252)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Mar 16
@Ladypeace We've had it once or twice when we've visited our son in Melbourne.
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@MGjhaud (20832)
• Philippines
19 Mar 16
another mouth watering food.. this is exactly what i wanna have right now, dipped in a chili oil. but mama only got me some cookies.
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@Ladypeace (2076)
• Singapore
19 Mar 16
Owie! No problem I'll share mine with you...! Only if you gimmeh some of your cookies ;)
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@MGjhaud (20832)
• Philippines
19 Mar 16
@Ladypeace haha more than willing..
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@youless (84733)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Mar 16
I am a Chinese and I come from Guangzhou. Actually Dim Sum comes from here. We usually have "morning tea" with Dim Sum in the Chinese restaurant. It was much more popular in the past. Today since people are busy at work and the youngs don't want to get up so early to have Dim Sum. So the Dim Sum time can be around noon or even if in the afternoon.
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@Ladypeace (2076)
• Singapore
20 Mar 16
Yes, people here too follow the same tradition and have their dim sum from morning to 12 noon. But yeah, catering to consumer preferences, eateries also sell dim sum from lunch till dinner here.
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@jaboUK (48828)
• United Kingdom
19 Mar 16
Most English people don't bother with a full afternoon tea now. As Mike says it's mainly a tourist attraction now. I may have a cup of tea and a biscuit (cookie).
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@Ladypeace (2076)
• Singapore
20 Mar 16
Hmm, I see. I guess it's too much effort or food for people to have full afternoon teas regularly.
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@MsTickle (24752)
• Australia
21 Mar 16
I think the closest I've come is breakfast at a resort in Vietnam. You may choose an English breakfast, exotic fresh fruits, various Asian dishes, delicious pastries and baked goods and fresh brewed tea or coffee.
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@Ladypeace (2076)
• Singapore
21 Mar 16
Sounds cool, must've been so enjoyable.
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@MsTickle (24752)
• Australia
21 Mar 16
@Ladypeace It was all so good. I wanted to try everything.
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@DianneN (52971)
• United States
20 Mar 16
I usually have a piece of fresh fruit, although I do love dim sum and afternoon tea in a tea house.
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@Ladypeace (2076)
• Singapore
21 Mar 16
Fruits are the perfect snack, I take a full afternoon tea if I've missed breakfast and it's lunchtime.
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@DianneN (52971)
• United States
22 Mar 16
@Ladypeace I can do that! Yum!
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@rina110383 (21987)
20 Mar 16
I also love Chinese food. I treat them as a snack and as a meal. I like your dumplings (the steamed one), noodles (lanzhou beef lamian), steamed and fried buns, and egg rolls.
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@Ladypeace (2076)
• Singapore
20 Mar 16
Cool, you've tried a lot of Chinese dishes and I'm glad that you liked them.
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@rina110383 (21987)
20 Mar 16
@Ladypeace It's my favorite actually.
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@mammots (3296)
• Philippines
19 Mar 16
In the afternoon i usually have coffee and bread for snack.
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@Ladypeace (2076)
• Singapore
19 Mar 16
Yasss! Coffee and bread are a classic combination. Here we have kaya butter toast, half boiled eggs, coffee or tea during tea break.
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@mammots (3296)
• Philippines
19 Mar 16
@Ladypeace Wow this is super delicious afternoon tea break... but too heavy for me I will for sure gain too many extra pounds with this kind of snack
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• United States
22 Mar 16
Thats a good point. Dim Sum is like the English version of English Afternoon Tea. I would totally eat all that for a snack!
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@Ladypeace (2076)
• Singapore
22 Mar 16
Same here, I can eat them all day long if I wasn't watching my waistline because they are just so dem delicious.
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@Corbin5 (70297)
• United States
19 Mar 16
I do not drink tea but I do enjoy any kind of fruit for an afternoon snack.
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@Ladypeace (2076)
• Singapore
20 Mar 16
Fruits a lovely for an afternoon snack. I also have hem after meals.