BLOG: The Art of Steaming: How Ding Dong Dim Sum Perfects Each Dumpling


Ever wondered why each bite of our dim sum feels like a little piece of heaven? Well, it's not just the quality ingredients or the love we put into each dumpling (though those certainly help). The real secret lies in the art of steaming.

At Ding Dong Dim Sum, we've perfected this ancient cooking technique to bring you the tastiest, healthiest dim sum around. Steaming is a delicate dance, a balance of time and temperature that, when done right, results in a dumpling that's perfectly cooked, bursting with flavor, and oh-so-juicy.


It's not just about taste. Steaming also locks in the nutrients, making our dim sum a guilt-free indulgence (almost!). So, you can satisfy your cravings without derailing your health goals. It's a win-win!

When placed over a pan of bubbling, boiling water, the steamer, with holes at its base, allows steam to rise up and contains it using the closed lid. The steam travels around the steamer, carrying heat to the dumplings to cook them gently, without taking away any of the goodness. 


The Steamers

We offer two different types of steamers; our specially created biodegradable steamer that comes with one of our set boxes, and our engraved bamboo steamer.

The biodegradable steamer set consists of two steamer baskets, a stabiliser and both lids that you need. It can be used to cook all of your dim sum in your box and then thrown straight in to your household compost bin or composted directly in your garden. 

Our bamboo steamer comes in two sizes depending on how many people you're cooking for. A traditional cooking method, the bamboo steamer needs a quick oiling up so that the dim sum doesn't stick, but once it's sitting on top of a pan of boiling water, the steam weaves it's way through the bamboo strips to perfectly cook each dumpling, gyoza or bun. 



You can bring the art of steaming right into your kitchen. All of our dim sum come with easy-to-follow instructions, so you can steam like a pro and impress your guests with your culinary skills. 

So, next time you bite into one of our dumplings, take a moment to appreciate the art of steaming. It's the secret ingredient that makes Ding Dong Dim Sum so irresistibly good.

Here's to delicious, healthy, and perfectly steamed dim sum. 

Much Love. X