*Kowtow is chinese for the gesture of bowing/kneeling before someone of higher status in deep respect.
The usual dishes are often served from waiters/waitresses (often known as the 'yum cha ladies/boys') in uniform and carts that go down the aisles to offer different dishes to tables. There's alot of steamed and fried portions, buns, vegetables, desserts such as tapioca or jelly and most notoriously, the Steamed Pork Bun or Dim Sim.
My favourites of today was the steamed pork buns, pork mince with a sweet sauce that is wrapped up in a soft white dough, steaming hot in the bamboo dishes. Then there was desserts; custard tarts are quickly ordered as was the tofu fa! The latter being one of my dessert faves - it's a dessert that usually tastes better served hot with sugar syrup and white silky tofu.