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    a Chinese lunch in the Cantonese style where people go to a restaurant to have China tea and Cantonese snacks (dimsum) which are usually served from trollies pushed around the restaurant by waiters

    We love to go to yumcha on Sunday.

    Submitted by Peter Mo from Hong Kong on 15/05/2009

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