Food Clay Art Part 15: Miss Tam Chiak’s Dim Sum Miniature
This is really hard work. I spent about 6 hours to complete it. While I was still doing, this handicraft owner asked if I want to sell my dim sum trolley. I jokingly told him I would sell it for $180! But after spending 6 hours on it, I told him I am not going to sell it to him anymore. IT’S PRICELESS!
I think my soon kueh, har kau looks super real. The rest also look real lah, but I love my soon kueh and har kau most. Coincidentally, soon kueh and har kau are two of my favourite dimsum. I guess I have eaten them more than enough to do a miniature of them. I initially wanted to do custard bun with the overflowing salted egg custard. But I figure that it will be more work and my trolley won’t have enough space anymore, so I decided to drop the idea.
Just like running, doing food miniature needs alot of patience too. And the trick to doing this is to do many many of one item, so that it looks like there is a truckload of food items. If you are still wondering, they are made of clay. I don’t have the knowledge to make so many real dim sum lah.
The trolley has the same height of a iPhone. Each dim sum is about 50-cent coin. My hands, neck and shoulders are aching after the dim sum trolley is finally completed. But the effort is worth it.
Do you love my dim sum trolley?