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Why Bamboo Steamers Make the Perfect Dim Sum | Eat China: Back to Basics S4E5

Go to any old-school dim sum restaurant, and what do you see them serving your food with Bamboo steamers. Why do chefs swear by it, and how are they made?

This is the fifth episode of our new season of “Eat China: Back to Basics,” where we answer burning questions you might have about Chinese food.

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0:00 History of steaming
01:23 Cooking dim sum
03:15 The right bamboo
04:18 Handmade steamers
06:48 Fading Hong Kong trade

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Producer: Yoyo Chow
Videographer: Hanley Chu, Joshua Davy, Hon Sing Wai (Wil)
Editor: Nicholas Ko
Narration: Victoria Ho
Animation: Stella Yoo
Mastering: César del Giudice

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