Have you ever had dim sum, which is Chinese and basically translates to "touch heart" -- aka, refreshments??? Well, basically, they are small portions of food meant to be shared family-style, usually in a bustling restaurant full of round tables and women pushing around carts with steaming metal baskets of tidbits like these:
Above: I don't know what these are called in English, but these are extremely flaky balls usually filled with either barbecued pork or taro (a root vegetable). Yes, it's deep fried. Yes, they are so good I sometimes refer to them as "crack."
Here's a close-up of the other thing on the table... these are fried shrimp balls, skewered with a piece of sugar cane. These are not crunchy but very tasty.