Dim sum is quite the ordeal. From countless bite-sized options to baskets filled with treats, a dim sum meal is guaranteed to send you into a food coma.

Ever wonder what you would be if you lived in a small bamboo basket? Take this quiz to find out what bite-sized dim sum goodie you were in another life.

  1. 1 Where can you be found at a party?

    1. By the food table
    2. On the couch talking to a few friends
    3. On the dance floor
    4. Floating around the room trying to get to know everyone there
    5. Behind the DJ booth
    6. Taking care of your friends who have gone over the edge
    7. Having a great time laughing with friends and new people you've just met
    8. Counting down to when you can leave
    9. Doing a crazy party trick or challenge to keep yourself and others entertained
  2. 2 When plans are being made for the weekend, what is your role?

    1. Looking up options on Yelp, reading reviews and planning the day
    2. You just show up and go with the flow.
    3. You don’t mind the activity, as long it’s with good company, anything will seem fun.
    4. You like to be spontaneous and not plan ahead. You think on-the-go and can think of options easily when plan A falls through.
    5. You consider whether or not to join depending on the amount of social energy required.
    6. You suggest to do a food challenge together, go to an all-you-can-eat buffet, or to try out some foreign cuisine/dish that no one has tried before.
  3. 3 When you face a dilemma or problem, how do you go about solving it?

    1. You go to your friends for advice.
    2. You give advice and encouragement to your friends, more than taking it for yourself.
    3. You mull over it in your head for a few days and hope that it goes away by itself.
    4. You think of the pros and cons, consequences and implications of each decision. Then, you decide based on what logically makes sense.
    5. You go with whatever your heart tells you to do.
    6. You flush out your thoughts on social media and see what your followers respond with.
  4. 4 When you are having a bad day, what do you do?

    1. Find a group of friends who will make you laugh. Go out and do something fun that will help you forget about whatever is holding you down.
    2. Go home and shut down from the outside world.
    3. Call up your best friend and rant to him/her about whatever is making you feel bad.
    4. Eat your feelings away, indulge in pizza, ice cream, fries - whatever your heart desires.
    5. Keep the negative thoughts to yourself, you don’t want to dampen someone else’s day.
    6. You don't let yourself sulk in your emotions and think about the lesson that is to be learnt to move on from it as quickly as possible.
    7. You don't really have "problems" in your life and simply go with the flow on whatever life throws at you.
  5. 5 What makes you happy?

    1. Doing something that gives you an adrenaline rush - like watching a scary movie, riding a roller coaster, bungee jumping
    2. Being with close friends and sharing laughs
    3. Doing or trying something new
    4. Helping others in need, whether it be friends, family or an old lady trying to cross the street
    5. Being with as many people as possible because the more the merrier!
    6. Brightening up someone else's day
    7. Making others feel heard and comfortable with being themselves when they're around you
  6. 6 How many friends would you consider as part of your inner circle?

    1. Too many to count on my hands: I love having as many people in my life and sharing things with them.
    2. 3-5: You trust these people with your deep secrets
    3. 1-2: The only people who truly understand you, everyone else knows only a part of you.
    4. 6-10: Ones who have come and stayed during different phases of life
    5. You don't really categorise friends into circles.
  7. 7 What would your title be in your group of friends?

    1. The question mark
    2. The leader
    3. The open-book
    4. The risk taker
    5. The turtle
    6. The older sister
    7. The logician
    8. The party
    9. The behind-the-scenes assistant
    10. The sweetheart
    11. The chill dude

What Dim Sum Are You?

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    Steamed Soup Dumplings 小籠包

    You’re the person that everyone knows. You are unpredictable. The soup tends to surprise you and come out in the wrong direction. Similarly, people expect you to say the unexpected.

    • Originally from northern China, the traditional style contains a pork filling, but there are many restaurants trying out new variations containing crab meat, chicken, truffle etc.
    • It requires skill to carefully pick up the dumpling with its thin wrapper without breaking it with your chopsticks. Hot soup squirts out if you’re not careful when biting into it.
    • It is usually eaten with vinegar and ginger.
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    Shrimp Dumplings 蝦餃

    You are a natural-born leader and always put your best foot forward. You are charismatic, well-spoken and popular. You get invited to everything and have many friends, but find it hard to connect with people on a deeper level.

    • These are a dim-sum staple. Restaurants claim they serve the highest-quality seafood in their dumplings. 
    • It is filled with shrimp and small pieces of water chestnut/bamboo shoot.
    • Learning how to make the perfect shrimp dumpling is a must for any professional Chinese dim sum chef The thin and delicate folds of the wrappers are pure artistry. There should be at least seven-ten pleats imprinted on wrapper. Count them next time!
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    Pork Siu Mai 燒賣

    You are an open book. You have no problem sharing your struggles and triumphs with others (even if you don't know them well). You are comfortable with who you are and don’t feel there is a need to pretend to be someone you are not.

    • A dumpling with its fresh skin left open, so that you can see the filling inside. It is one of the Guangdong Big Three classics – with the quality of siu mai showing the quality of dim sum at a restaurant. A good siu mai should be firm from the outside and soft on the inside.
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    Steamed Chicken Feet 篜鳳爪

    You’re a risk taker and always up for an adventure. You crave the thrill and uncertainty of new situations. The possibilities of what waits on the other side is fulfills you. You grow from falling down and have a resilient spirit through anything that life throws at you.

    • Deep fried, braised and then steamed until meat and skin are very soft, chicken feet consists of the chewy cartilage, skin and bones. If you can get over the idea of what you’re eating, it is quite tasty!
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    Steamed Sticky Rice in Lotus Leaf 篜羅米雞

    You are protective of yourself and others don’t tend to see you for who you really are right away. You may seem aloof and reserved by those who don’t know you well. Only a selective few will get to see your true self. You are warm, loyal, and caring. A true friend that others would cherish if they got the chance to know you.

    • These are very difficult to make and with its contents of sticky rice, mushrooms, Chinese sausage, and occasionally egg yolk, steamed in a large lotus leaf. Diners are required to unwrap the leaf to reveal what’s inside.
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    Baked Pork Buns 烤叉燒包

    You are the person who always knows what to say- whether it’s encouragement or some grounded advice. People trust you and come to you for honest advice and know you have their best intentions in mind.

    • Found in any Chinese bakery, these are Chinese diner dinner rolls with BBQ pork inside. It contains the perfect balance of sweet and salty flavors, making it a top favorite for many. 
    • You’ll often see people of all ages eat this as an afternoon snack. A well-baked pork bun can be determined by the chewiness and sweetness of the bun, and the flavoring and quality of meat.
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    Pan Fried Turnip Cake 煎蘿蔔糕

    You are very logical and rely on reason to make your decisions. You like to follow the rules and work within the lines. You don’t take many risks and prefer to know what lies ahead of you before you make a move.

    • It is made from grated turnips combined with shrimp, mushrooms, and Chinese sausage and a staple dish during Chinese New Year.
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    Fried Spring Rolls 炸春捲

    The party hasn’t started unless you’re there and you can get everyone up and going. You love talking to new people and feel at ease in big groups.

    • The key to a good spring roll is its thin, crispy wrapper. Its filling can be shrimp, pork, chicken, or vegetable. You are full of energy all the time and love being the center of attention.
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    Steamed Rice Noodle Rolls 蒸蝦腸

    You are quiet, reliable, and like being behind the scenes. You are always helping others, but do not require recognition to feel fulfilled. People can count on you whenever they need help.

    • They are often eaten as breakfast and are filled with either BBQ pork, beef, shrimp, scallions or Chinese donut. The perfect thickness of the rice noodle wrapper is key.
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    Egg Tarts 蛋撻

    You are the sweet, kind-hearted, genuine person who everyone loves right away. You have a beautiful smile that no one can resist. You light up any room that you walk in and only want to make people feel better on any given day.

    • Developed in Hong Kong based on the pastries made in Macau, HK style egg tarts have a pie-like/flaky/shortbread pastry crust, filled with egg custard and baked to perfection. 
    • It can be found in almost any Chinese bakery and is the quintessential dim sum dessert.
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    Sponge Cake 馬拉糕

    You are an easy going person, not opinionated, easy to please and the friend everyone can chill with. People are comfortable around you. Others like having you around, because you balance the mood with your calm aura.

    • Sponge cake has a Malaysian origin and can be eaten as a breakfast, snack or dessert. 
    • It tastes very similar to an angel food cake, with a moist texture and light sweetness.
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  1. This design is wicked! You definitely know how to keep a reader entertained. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Great job. I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!


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