|Yum Cha Restaurant|
A few weeks ago, we decided to take a trip down to Chinatown for their CNY celebrations. It is our annual pre Chinese New Year routine to be in Chinatown to soak in the Chinese New Year atmosphere.
See our post on the CNY celebrations in Chinatown
Yum cha (simplified Chinese: 饮茶; traditional Chinese: 飲茶), also known as Ban ming (品茗), is a Chinese style morning or afternoon tea, which involves drinking Chinese tea and eating dim sum dishes. Yum cha in Cantonese literally means "drink tea", while ban ming is a more poetic "tasting of tea"(Source- Wikipedia)
The term Yum Cha is commonly used in Hong Kong to represent a Dim Sum Meal.
|Dim Sum Card|
|Prwan Rice Flour ($4), Custard Buns ($2.2), Egg Tart, Lotus Leaf Glutinous Rice ($4.2), Garlic Soft Shell Crab($8.5)|
|Pork ribs, Fish Row Siew Mai ($3.80),Prawn Dumpling ($4.60),Prawn & Asparagus Dumpling ($4), Xioa Long Boa($4.2)|
We had ordered a dish (Char Siew Pastry) and it took about 10 minutes to arrive. We had almost forgotten about it by the time it arrives. So do set your expectations when it comes to ordering dishes.
|Lots of selection available|
Price wise, it is rather reasonable with average $4 per dish. The premium dishes does cost more at $8 upwards, but they are generally bigger in portions as well. We had about 12 dishes in total ( Mom and Dad did not eat breakfast and they were awfully hungry) and the bill cost about $70.
If you happen to be in Chinatown for a trip, you may consider taking some time off to Yum Cha.
The Little Details
Yum Cha Chinatown 20 Trengganu Street
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