Book review: Modern Dim Sum by Loretta Liu

Book review: Modern Dim Sum by Loretta Liu

  I absolutely love Dim Sum, whether its savoury, sweet, steamed or fried and always have so much fun eating them. I admire how they the dumplings, buns, wraps and rolls are always made so intricately and perfectly and always thought it must be so hard to assemble them.

Dim sum is perfect for sharing during a meal and there are so many different dishes. When I was sent this amazing Modern dim sum book to review I was amazed at how simple the recipes were to follow and the fantastic photography definitely helps to see what the dishes should look like.

The author, Loretta Liu, is an award winning chef who grew up in Singapore. She has been schooled by the likes of Pierre Gagnaire, Frederic Bau and Alain Ducasse.

The book starts with a lovely introduction about Dim Sum, which can be translated to “touch the heart.” For me, Dim Sum does literally touch my heart and it is something I crave regularly. It also gives you the much needed dough recipe, which is surprisingly easy to make, thanks to Loretta’s simple steps.

The book has a superb selection of dishes, catering for vegetarians and non-vegetarians equally. I was excited to see a recipe for buns as well as egg custard tarts, which I am hooked on. My favourite dim sum is dumplings with any filling and I can’t wait to try some of these out. Keep an eye out on my instagram account!

The book is out in all good bookshops and Amazon now, and is published by Ryland Peters & Small. It retails for £9.99 and is definitely a good book to have. Dim Sum is a fantastic idea for entertaining friends because of the sharing nature of it.

What is your favourite type of Dim Sum?


Binita Shah-Patel

Hi, I’m Binny – a writer, dreamer, serial wanderluster and travel addict. I am originally from Kenya but now live in London. I set up this blog to share my experiences eating out as well as travelling.

I love packing my bags and going off on adventures as one of the best things about travelling is the ability to just get lost in it. To set aside the maps and itineraries and just see where the road takes you, learning and evolving and living in the moment along the way.

It’s my goal to get swept off my feet as often as possible.

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1 Comment

  1. March 22, 2016 / 9:30 am

    My favourites are the fluffy buns with Char Sui pork and the steamed shu mai. Love Dim Sum!

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