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Pinch and Punch for the First day of the Month: Dim Sum

Swee Choon
Dim Sum simply means, “touch your heart”.

Five food facts about Dim Sum:

1. The art of dim sum originated from yum cha (tea tasting), where travellers along the Silk Road stopped by Tea Houses to rest.

2. The custom of tapping two fingers to thank the person pouring tea started when the companion of an Emperor on incognito wanted to show his appreciation without attracting attention when the latter poured tea for him.

3. Dim Sum is traditionally pushed around the restaurant in steam carts

4. Chinese teacups do not have handles so that if the sides of the cup are too hot to handle with your fingers, the tea is too hot to drink.

5. If you’re teapot is running low on hot water and requires a refill, lift the lid and tilt it diagonally on the opening of the pot.


It’s the Lunar New Year once more and start the Snake Year by doing your part for charity. With a minimun effort, you can do your part and contribute to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund.

HOW? Simple, by doing Singapore’s favourite pastime.

Posting photos of food online!  For every photo that is uploaded or hashtagged, 10cents will be donated to the fund, capped at $1388.


1. Uploading through the Hashtagging Method: Twitter & Instagram


2. Uploading through the DGWF app:

Just Download the app from Apple App Store and Upload your photos using the app!

What is #DoGoodWithFood? 
Do Good With Food, or DGWF for short, is a novel social venture that seeks to utilise social media to feed the hungry children in Singapore. DGWF is born out of two elements. The first element involves building a community of passionate individuals who wish to do their part for the less fortunate. The second element consists of leveraging on the current trend of capturing food-related photos and uploading them on various social media platforms. DGWF hopes to combine these two elements to build a strong and sustainable community in order to solicit the much-needed funds that will be donated to its beneficiaries. DGWF’s current beneficiary is The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund.

For more information, check out their website