07/18/2013 01:55 pm ET Updated Jul 22, 2013

Best Dim Sum In LA: Chinese Food Blogger Clarissa Wei Gives A Tour (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Did you know dim sum is Chinese-style tea time, when tea is usually served alongside the small Chinese dishes?

Chinese food blogger Clarissa Wei recently gave CBS LA a crash course on the cuisine, naming popular dishes and explaining etiquette on how to order them.

For novices who have never eaten dim sum, Wei explained, “It’s the Chinese version of afternoon brunch."

Watch the video above for tips on how to signal for more tea and how to say "thank you." Wei also highlights her favorite local dim sum restaurants and what she likes about each of them.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story said that dim sum means "drink tea." However, dim sum, translated roughly, means "touch the heart." Yum cha, used to refer to having dim sum (which includes tea), means "drink tea."

Click through mouthwatering photos of Wei's top five dim sum spots:

Best Dim Sum In LA