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Talk Dim Sum

Love dim sum, but don't know what to order or how to order

Love dim sum, but don't know what to order or how to order

Talk Dim Sum

by Technicat, LLC
Talk Dim Sum
Talk Dim Sum

What is it about?

Love dim sum, but don't know what to order or how to order? Bring this app, find what you like, and tap the speaker icon to hear the dish pronounced in Chinese (Cantonese or Mandarin) using iOS text-to-speech.

App Details

Version
3.02
Rating
(265)
Size
78Mb
Genre
Food & Drink Reference
Last updated
September 5, 2019
Release date
February 12, 2015
More info

Talk Dim Sum is FREE but there are more add-ons

  • $0.99

    Talk Dim Sum Pro

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App Store Description

Love dim sum, but don't know what to order or how to order? Bring this app, find what you like, and tap the speaker icon to hear the dish pronounced in Chinese (Cantonese or Mandarin) using iOS text-to-speech.

Pro users can save and view favorite dishes (tap on the heart button) and practice saying the Chinese names using iOS speech recognition!

Tips:

If you don't hear the Chinese speech, check the mute switch on your iPhone and make sure it isn't on.

The speech plays back at slow speed to help you learn. Double-tap the speech button to play at normal speed.

You can adjust the default playback speed in Settings, from the menu at top left.

Settings is also where you can switch the default language between Cantonese, Mandarin with traditional characters, and Mandarin with simplified characters (Cantonese is the default). You can tap on the C/M/S icon on a dish page to toggle among them without changing the default.

The app supports landscape orientation on iPads, but to see full dish descriptions you have to rotate to portrait mode.

Over two hundred dishes are listed (not all dim sum, but typically available at Cantonese dim sum restaurants), and you can filter the listing by selecting from categories (tags) in the top right menu.

You can also search for dishes on the Search screen, and the individual dish pages have a search menu that directs you to related dishes.

Dish pages also have links to more information and recipes on various web sites, including China Sichuan Food, Dim Sum Central, Dim Sum Guide, Dimsumptuous, Panda Cheffy, Unfamiliar China, Wikipedia, The Woks of Life....

Double-tap on the images in the dish pages to see where that photo was taken.

A growing list of dim sum restaurants, over three hundred so far (some that I've personally visited and others recommended by users) in the United States and Canada is provided, along with web sites, Yelp links, and regional maps. If you live in an area not covered or know of a restaurant I missed, just let me know and I'll add it!

Related Cantonese vocabulary and links to dim sum and Cantonese resources also listed.

Stay tuned as we'll be adding more dishes in updates. Missing your favorite dish or want to recommend a restaurant? Just drop us a note in a review or visit us on Facebook at http://talkdimsum.com/

Thanks to our Facebook fans David Chin, Zack Cohen, Moshe Feder, Andy Fleisher, Claude Hénault, Rolyat Merlot, Ross Mobley, James Winslow, Aileen Wu and 羅大偉 for their suggestions, corrections, and bug reports!

Talk Dim Sum is developed with:

Icons from Ionicons.com, icons8.com, and Stock Image Folio on Iconfinder.com.

Photos from many dim sum excursions.

The Swift programming language and the following open source packages via Cocoapods: ChatViewController, ChineseColor, JDStatusBarNotification, Kingfisher, Mute, MVSpeechSynthesizer, ObjectMapper, SnapKit, SQLite.swift, SwiftyBeaver, SwiftyJSON, SwiftyStoreKit, SwiftyUserDefaults.

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