Yum Cha

Yum cha is a Chinese style morning or afternoon tea, which involves drinking Chinese tea and eating dim sum dishes-Wikipedia

What is not to love about small portions of food, magical combinations of flavours, sweet and sour dipping sauces, steamed vegetables and jasmine tea?

What is not to love about a restaurant the size of a small football field, packed to the brim with hungry patrons,  with street style hawkers pushing food carts up and down the carpeted floor, stopping at your table to tempt you with their product?

Yum Cha at the Marigold, George Street, Sydney….It might not be high-end dining, but it is fun, fast, flavoursome and a sensory experience that you will not be able to forget in a hurry.

A meal that is this much fun is bound to unite those who sit around the table, and today I was privileged to dine with my Mum, Dad and Aunt ( I am hoping for brownie points with this post!!)

My parents had never experience a Yum Cha meal, but my Aunt was at east with the rapid pace at which our lunch appeared, the bartering, the refusing, the sampling and the down right weird ‘ No, we won’t take a serve of pigs ears or chicken feet’

We ate, and ate and ate, the soy sauce was dripped from one end of the table-cloth to the other, dumpling were devoured and pork buns gobbled up.

Yum Cha is food made fun, you get to sample an amazing array of dishes, some which you will like, others you will work out aren’t for you….And for a small amount of money you walk away a couple of kilos heavier, with a  smile stretched from ear to ear.

So grab a group together, take to your local Yum Cha restaurant and let the food circus begin…

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Mixed Gems
    Feb 02, 2012 @ 05:10:01

    Love how you describe yumcha as a food circus!


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