Dim Sum Steamer Basket Used at Hollywood East Cafe

Object Details

Date
2010-2020
Medium
steel
Dimensions
6 1/4 × 3 9/16 in. (15.8 × 9 cm)
Body: 6 1/4 × 2 1/2 in. (15.8 × 6.3 cm)
Lid: 6 × 1 11/16 in. (15.3 × 4.3 cm)
Cite As
Gift of Janet Yu and Family
Caption
This stainless-steel steamer basket was used in the preparation and presentation of dim sum at Hollywood East Café, a popular Chinese restaurant in Wheaton, MD. Dim sum refers to the Southern Chinese practice of enjoying small dishes with tea from mid-morning to mid-afternoon. At Hollywood East Café, popular dishes for dim sum included har gow (steamed shrimp dumplings), char siu bao (steamed roast pork buns), and sweet egg custard tarts.
Accession Number
2021.3.15
Type
steamer basket
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Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl88c1e5d64-c37e-4e81-81f6-d8041767a2d1
Record ID
acm_2021.3.15
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