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yummy yum cha

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My post titles are always so boring.

We took advantage of the office’s walking distance proximity to Chinatown on Thursday night on a mission to get some hot pot. Alas, when we got to the place it was no longer in business. Undeterred we opted for yum cha aka dim sum at the aptly named Yum Cha Restaurant. The dim sum menu here is shorter at night but still has a decent selection of twenty or so choices that you have to order from the kitchen (no trollies on the night shift).

The food was good but I think we ordered things that were too similar to each other so there wasn’t enough of a variety in the flavors.

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The all too familiar bamboo steamers. In the front are the dim sum staple, siu mai. These were porkier than I would have liked but very juicy and topped with a little roe.

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A zoom in of the dish in the background above, these were scallop dumplings. Decorated very nicely and in a green tinged wrapper. These tasted more of shrimp than of scallops.

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Similar in filling to the siu mai but with more shrimp flavor these were wrapped in bean curd and then fried up. You know how I’m a sucker for fried deliciousness.

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These were a lot prettier in person. Chive dumplings in perfect little spheres wraped in a translucent skin so you could see the supreme greenery of the chives inside.

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We also got a very thick hot and sour soup with abalone. It had bits of tofu and a few veggies. It’s the type of the soup that gets all over your chin while you’re slurping it up. No need for extra black vinegar in this one, it is plenty sour.

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We ordered one sweet dim sum in the form of lightly battered bananas with red bean paste. This looks uber sweet but it’s actually just right. Would have been peeerfect with some ice cream on the side. Order this one when you’re done eating so that it’s still warm when you eat it.

All the dim sum comes in threes and we had 3 people so everything worked out nicely. The entire shebang was about SGD51. Overall, I think pretty good dim sum but will need to visit again during the day to get the full spectrum of bite sized eats to sample.

Yum Cha Restaurant (near Chinatown Food Street): 20 Trengannu Street #02-01

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Written by joann

April 12, 2009 at 7:40 pm

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  1. […] https://ricecakeconfessional.wordpress.com/2009/04/12/yummy-yum-cha/Decorated very nicely and in a green tinged wrapper. These tasted more of shrimp than of scallops. yumcha3. Similar in filling to the siu mai but with more shrimp flavor these were wrapped in bean curd and then fried up. … […]

  2. […] https://ricecakeconfessional.wordpress.com/2009/04/12/yummy-yum-cha/Decorated very nicely and in a green tinged wrapper. These tasted more of shrimp than of scallops. yumcha3. Similar in filling to the siu mai but with more shrimp flavor these Flights from Sydney to Portland were wrapped in bean curd and then fried up. … […]


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