The Dim Sum Bible Food & Drink App Review (iOS, $1.99)


Languages: English

Seller: Ka Man Fong

- Major update
- New interface
- Added a 2-level category view
- Now supports iCloud
- Add custom notes
- Enhanced search function

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
2 Ratings
All Versions:
9 Ratings
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Dim sum (點心) is a Cantonese term for a type of Chinese dish that involves small individual portions of food, usually served in a small steamer basket or on a small plate. Going for dim sum is usually known in Cantonese as going to "drink tea" (yum cha, 飲茶).

The Dim Sum Bible is an application containing detailed information of over 80 different types of Dim Sum. It is an excellent app for people who enjoy Chinese Food, or travelers who visit China/Hong Kong/Taiwan frequently. For each type of Dim Sum, the following information is included for easier reference:

★ High Quality Photo
★ English Name
★ Traditional Chinese Name
★ Simplified Chinese Name
★ Cantonese Pin Yin (pronunciation)

The application is optimized for iPad/iPad2/The New iPad, iPhone 3GS/4/4S & iPod Touch.



This application has the following features:

★ 2-Level Category Views with THUMBNAIL preview of each item
★ All Category View to preview all items in alphabetical order
★ Single Category View to list items of the same category
★ Ability to BOOKMARK selected items for easier reference
★ Add a CUSTOM NOTE to any items
★ iCloud synchronized Bookmarks and Custom Notes
★ EMAIL any items to yourself & friends
★ Cross-referencing LINKS to other items
★ A dim sum name SEARCH engine
★ Enter a RANDOM entry when shaking the device (for fun)
★ OFFLINE browsing

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Customer Reviews

  • Decent Dim Sum reference Guide.

    by China John

    As with just about every other Dim Sum app this is a guide to Dim Sum menu items. I guess the the other review thought this was cook book. It seems fairly comprehensive and honestly the organization is difficult in part due to Westerners generally being clueless on Dim Sum I would say. Most apps are organized by either ingredient such as meat type or preparation style. As a person who called Sui Mai Orange Dots for the first couple of years of eating Dim Sum, I understand why they have somewhat puzzling organization. So I no longer call Gao Choi Bao hockey pucks either! So over all, one of a number of good Dim Sum apps, or as my wife would say- Yum Cha!

  • Incomplete ?!!!!?

    by seabeelarry

    I did find most of the dishes we eat, some not. (No tofu dishes at all that I can see.) As another stated... The Ap description states over 200, not even close! Paid $1.99 NOT .99¢ as advertised !!!!!! I can't seem to find the button for the Cantonese Pronunciation either.... What are the numbers after the simplified Chinese name !?!?!? OK, but not worth $2 if it can't help a non Chinese speaker say the name... Seems like other Aps at least have that benefit.

  • far from a "bible" of dim sum

    by Tribblet

    The description on the app store says over 200 items which is a misrepresentation. The "about" in the app itself says over 80, which is a big difference. In fact, I counted just under 80, and few of them were what I was hoping to find. I was eating at a well known Boston dim sum place when I downloaded this app - after jokes that there must be an app for this - hoping to find proper names and pics of some of the things we were looking for. Unfortunately this app had little of use to us, not even worth 0.99.

  • Save your $.99

    by mantequillas49

    A handful of pretty pics and translations of the name of the dish. That's all! No recipes, a few lame discussions at start of sections, absolutely nothing worthwhile. Beyond a ripoff in my opinion. Don't waste your money or time on this tripe.

  • Odd

    by J321F

    Weirdly organized.

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