One of my favourite versions of Sunday brunch is dim sum.
Dim sum is a Chinese cuisine in which a variety of light dishes are served alongside tea. Dishes are usually served in a small steamer basket or on a small plate. In Cantonese, the phrase dim sum means "touch the heart", or more poetically, "a touch of heart".
My partner and I have taken our toddler to dim sum more times than I can count on one hand. There are always lots of families and high chairs. It is inexpensive and festive fare where you can order
dishes off a list or off a push trolley.
My kid loves the hustle-and-bustle, and seeing the families and kids. He has a good appetite, and his favourites include char siu baau (steamed barbequed pork bun), har gau (steamed shirmp dumpling), and siu maai (small steamed pork dumplings). He also loves drinking water from the little tea cups. (We don't give him tea.)
I won't mention where we go on Spadina Avenue in Toronto. In fact, there are too many restaurants in Chinatown and around the GTA to mention. With March Break on the horizon, take your kids out for dim sum on a weekend or during the week when it's less busy.