Dim Sum in Lincoln Park

February 8, 2017

Chefs Stephen Gillanders, CJ Jacobson and Aaron Martinez have cultivated a unique Dim Sum menu from their travels around the world and brought it to life in Lincoln Park.  For those new to this Chinese dining tradition, please see a few fun facts below:

  • Dim Sum is primarily a Cantonese custom.  It originated from travelers on the famous Silk Road, who would stop at roadside teahouses to rest.  Eventually, the teahouses began serving small snacks and Dim Sum was born.
  • Dim Sum translates into 'touch of the heart" in Chinese.  These bite size dumplings, bao and steamed delicacies are meant to be shared with friends and family.
  • Some say that Dim Sum was the origin of western "Brunch".  Traditionally, Dim Sum is served very early in the morning, throughout the afternoon and is a family affair.  (At Intro, we love it so much, we serve it for brunch and dinner!)
  • What are some of the most popular Dim Sum dishes at Intro? Crispy Shrimp Lollipops, Alaskan King Crab Soup Dumplings, Szechuan Lamb Bao, Sticky Rice Pearl Meatballs, Beijing Duck Fried Rice, White Curry Noodles, Egg Custard Brûlée and more!
The chefs are constantly cooking, researching and testing to create the best Chinese menu possible.  We can't wait to have you try it!