Those delightful little bamboo baskets with bits of steamed, bit-sized morsels just waiting to be enjoyed. If you’re like many fans of Asian cuisine, there’s no doubt you’ve had at least a few encounters with this style of Chinese cooking. The style is actually particularly Cantonese, but there are also other varieties as well.
The dim sum tradition is normally linked to an old tradition known as yum cha. Yum cha, or drinking tea, has a history dating all the way back to the Silk Road. Travellers who would transverse this long and arduous road would often find themselves in need of a place to rest. For this very reason, houses made especially for serving tea were built along the way. What started out as strictly a place to stop to get a quick, refreshing tea and rest your feet quickly evolved into a veritable snack palace.
In modern times, in places such as Hong Kong, restaurants can be seen serving dim sum to hungry customers as early as five in the morning. While some traditional bistros only serve dim sum into early afternoon, others have adapted to meet demand and will provide the tasty meals well into dinnertime.
Steamed buns are a popular offering, such as those filled with barbeque pork, as well as rice noodle rolls and dumplings. These can be filled with a wide variety of ingredients including chicken, pork, beef, prawns, and even veggie options.
If any of this sounds too tempting to pass up, then you may be in luck. Microgaming has created the ultimate online slot to help you get through that mid-afternoon dip and keep you looking forward to dinner. Win Sum Dim Sum delivers some of your favourite Chinese treats in a fun, sleek, easy to digest package.
Lunch is Served
The traditional colour often associated with China, red, is all over this slot. It makes up the intricate designs in the background behind the reels as well as some of the font within the game. The art style in Win Sum Dim Sum is a cartoon style that does a pretty fantastic job of making the dim sum symbols look like you could pluck them off the screen and eat them. We know we wish we could!
With nine paylines and five reels, there’s not nearly as much to keep track of as with some of Microgaming’s other titles. Just in case, all of the paylines are displayed to the left and right of the reels in bright, multi-coloured boxes. The player is given the option to adjust their bet at the bottom of the screen where their total credits and total win are displayed.
But for dim sum fans, the real draw of this slot are those scrumptious looking portions of food that serve as symbols. Be warned, playing this slot could lead to spontaneous trips to your favourite Chinese restaurant!
Expanding wilds and free spins are the name of the game for bonus features in Microgaming’s Win Sum Dim Sum. If the player can manage to land a wild symbol on the third reel during the base game, it will then expand to take up all positions if it means a win for the player. It will activate on reels two, three and four if the player is in the free spins round.
In order to kick of fifteen free spins, the player must land three or more of the teapot scatter symbols anywhere on the reels.
Are you hungry yet? Are you ready for some dim sum? Win sum dim sum has you covered!