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Chinese New Year: dim sum, wontons and other snacks to receive the year of the water rabbit with a good appetite

On January 22, the celebrations of the Chinese New Year, an important holiday that brings together millions of people around the world. And, like any good tradition, food cannot be missing. One of the customs includes enjoying a large table and, definitely, dim sum cannot be missing. Whether it is to be part of this important tradition or to satisfy a whim in the comfort of your home, this note from Advantage presents three ventures that focus on the preparation of these snacks.

Is about yamcha, wantamera Y Chung Fo Yuthree brands that offer a wide variety of dim sum and some interesting and fresh versions. Here you will find from the perfect frozen siu mai to prepare at home to the wonton Crispy fried and with a generous filling. Plus, we’ll tell you all about the brand, recommend which dish you should try, and the facts you’ll need to enjoy them.


yamcha was born in the midst of a pandemic, but it has a longer history, since it is linked to the family of Rosana, one of the partners, who used to prepare a large number of dim sum and freeze it. When she meets Renzo, her partner and her partner, they begin to prepare these snacks but only for the family. With the arrival of the pandemic, many friends asked them to offer their products and thus they created this brand. “The idea was to bring home the tradition of going to Chinese tea to eat snacks,” explains Rosana. Her proposal focuses on frozen dim sum which is easy to prepare.

The letter includes siu may pork with tonku (Chinese mushroom), siu kao pork or meat and wonton in chili oil. They also offer the delicious and powerful chili oil in a larger presentation, White Rabbit candies -the kind that they gave away in the chifas at the end of the meal- and herbal tea.

Recommendation: Undoubtedly the favorite is siu may steamed. Not only because of its quick and easy preparation but also because of the bite itself. The proportion of dough and filling is perfect, being the second most abundant and prepared with great flavor.


yamcha attends orders at home from Monday to Sunday through WhatsApp 948 842 272 or from its page Web, where you can also learn how each type of dim sum is prepared. Visit his Instagram profile or your account Facebook.

(Photo: Alejandra Collarte / Yam Cha)


The mind behind this brand is Javier Wong, who for years has been making “wantanadas” -homemade wonton feasts- to celebrate his birthday with family and friends. So he started with the idea of wantamera, which was renewed during the pandemic and presented an interesting proposal to the public. At the beginning, it only sold wontons stuffed with frozen chicken, but over time it expanded its menu and currently has a line of frozen products and another line of ready-made dishes. “Our essence is Chinese food from families that have become ‘Peruvian’, just like mine,” Wong explains.

Among its dim sum options we can find spring rollssiu mai, wonton, and siu cao both boiled and fried. A creation that should be highlighted are the siu mai antique spoons that are served with a version of the typical mixture used in anticuchos and a generous portion of coleslaw with oriental dressing. They also have sandwiches, roast meats, chaufa rice dishes and a section of sauces such as hoisin with hot peppers or chili oil.

Recommendation: The siu cao that they offer here is not only fresh and delicious, but also served in an interesting format. Its about acevichado, which consists of siu cao -a kind of boiled empanada- that is accompanied with an oriental tiger milk, Chinese onion, coriander and limo chili. The mixture is explosive thanks to the combination of ingredients and the texture is perfect.


wantamera It attends orders from Tuesday to Sunday from noon to 8:30 pm through the number 914364700. They also have a web page where you can place orders and learn more about their letter and offers. If you want to know more about them, visit their Instagram profile @wantanameraperu.

(Photo: Wantamera)

Chung Fo Yu

An interesting brand with flavors worth trying is Chung Fo Yú, which offers dim sum and other delicacies through delivery orders. His story began in July 2021.

The menu consists of snacks such as siu may and its special version -with chili oil sauce-, wontons in the same sauce, siu kao and chin kao. You can also find delicious main dishes such as long yú noodles, accompanied with pork siu kao and fried egg, and the inevitable chaufa rice. The sweet touch is brought by the tausa pao, a sweet mini pao stuffed with strained beans.

You can also find classic soups like wonton, which has chicken, noodles, quail egg, Chinese cabbage and Chinese onion; the fuchi wan, with eggs, chicken, Chinese noodles and wontons, and the siu kao soup, which in addition to the aforementioned dim sum includes pork and wanyi, a type of Chinese mushroom.

Recommendation: The wonton in chili oil it is a different way of presenting a classic snack that usually accompanies tusan food. They are stuffed with chicken but no less tasty and the light chili oil sauce gives it an interesting level of spiciness without completely losing the flavor.


Chung Fo Yu It is open from Tuesday to Sunday from noon to 11 pm To place orders you can find them at Rappi and contact WhatsApp at number 901 882 224.

Source: Elcomercio

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