Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Dim Sum Brunch at The Bravern in Bellevue

Saturday 11:30 am to 3:00 pm and Sunday 12:00 pm until 3:00pm

Originally a Cantonese custom, dim sum is inextricably linked to the Chinese tradition of "yum cha" or drinking tea. Teahouses sprung up to accommodate weary travelers journeying along the famous Silk Road. Rural farmers, exhausted after long hours working in the fields, would also head to the local teahouse for an afternoon of tea and relaxing conversation.

In the west, dim sum came about as a natural result of 19th century Chinese immigrants - most of who were from the Canton region - settling on the East and West coasts. Some gourmands believe
that dim sum inspired the whole idea of "brunch" - combining breakfast and lunch into one large midmorning meal. It is true that the word brunch only came into existence in the late 1800's.

Wild Ginger at The Bravern continues the tradition with our own weekend Dim Sum brunch. Please join us and experience the custom for yourself with a menu that explores Cantonese dim sum and breakfast specialties from throughout Southeast Asia and North India.

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