Food Culture

5 Luxury Yue Foods

Abalone

Abalone is generally very expensive in China due to the very high demand from the rich people. The prices of Abalone varies depending on the caught location and size of the abalone. The cooking process can sometimes take days depending if the abalone was dried beforehand. Therefore, skyrocketing the prices of abalone.

 

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Yum Cha

Yum Cha is a tradition that Yue people follow. The word “Yum Cha” means drink tea and it symbolizes going to eat Dim Sum. This word is used by almost everywhere that practices the Yue culture such as Guangdong, Hong Kong, etc. People call it Yum Cha because no one eats Dim Sum without drinking tea. The word’s origin is from the Chinese tea houses that people going on long trips from the silk road to trade and needing a place to rest. However, it is now common for people to say “Let’s go Yum Cha” when they want to catch up.

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