Their were many different types of foods that went around and in a very unique order. It went from pork shumai, to rice, to unfortunately chicken feet, then to chocolate and custard buns, to pork spare ribs and noodles, to soup, and then desert, and finally the pork steamed buns.
Here is a picture of what the table looked like
Having dim sum reflected on some of the principals of ancient China. The principle of li which is proper etiquette and manners appeared a bunch of times during the course of this meal. Many rituals including using chopsticks, letting somebody put your drink for you, asking nicely for food, and not finishing your plate because that would be considered greedy. Sitting at a circular table is another Confucian idea because meals are supposed to be shared in a community rather than by yourself. Meals are supposed to be with your friends and that is related to guanxi which is having great relationships with people.
Here is a dim sum cart with a bunch of different foods
The dim sum experience also contains daoism principles from ancient China. Dao relates to this restaurant because there was a lot of different art displayed in the restaurant. A big part of dao is nature. And letting nature take its own course. Yin yang was a principle that was present during the dim sum experience because the carts that had food on it had a balance between them. There was a rice portion a veggie portion and so on.