Dim Sum v Tim Sum v Tim Sim

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Dim Sum v Tim Sum v Tim Sim

Post by katbh » Thu, 01 Aug 2013 1:40 pm

Why all the different names? Do they mean slightly different things or is it just a Singaporean corruption of the words? Anyone know... it has bugged me for years.

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Re: Dim Sum v Tim Sum v Tim Sim

Post by the lynx » Thu, 01 Aug 2013 1:46 pm

katbh wrote:Why all the different names? Do they mean slightly different things or is it just a Singaporean corruption of the words? Anyone know... it has bugged me for years.
Dim sum and tim sum are essential the same, since they sound almost the same when pronounced. And this is from Cantonese dialect.

Tim sim would be from Hokkien dialect.

Another one you might be interested to know, dian xin from Putonghua.

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Post by katbh » Thu, 01 Aug 2013 1:59 pm

^ suspected so. Thank you

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