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6372 1717
<br>Yum Cha Restaurants first opened its doors in the heart of Chinatown and are well-known for their authentic dim sum delicacies. Apart from that, they also offer a sumptuous spread of seafood to whet their diners' appetites. To complement the dining experience at Yum Cha restaurants, push carts, wooden chairs and round marbled tables from the olden days are bound to stir up feelings of nostalgia. continue reading
Opening Hours
10:30 - 22:00
Tue - Fri
10:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun
09:00 - 22:00
Public Holiday
09:00 - 22:00
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Pork Free
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Signature Dishes
Beancurd Roll with Superior Sauce Fish Roe with Siew Mai Yum Cha Prawn Dumpling Crispy Roasted Pork Salted Egg Prawns Peking Duck
Review (55)
Level1 2017-06-23
Great place for gatherings. Vibrant atmosphere away from the crowd in Chinatown. It's a pretty old school dim sum restaurant, the waiters and waitresses will move around the place offering their dim sums. Food is always good but ultimately, the environment of the place does it for me.The entrance is pretty confusing though as they have multiple entrances before you reached upstairs. Decor isn't really fantastic. Bring a newspaper, order some dim sum and tea and just yum cha! continue reading
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Level4 2017-03-28
The restaurant was located at the second floor of the shophouse. Although it was weekday, it was packed with lots of tourists. Menu was a single 2 sided tick list. I was showed to a table by the window. Although there was power under the table, it was not working. So don't plan to charge your hp while eating.Pumpkin Yam Golden Cake 金瓜竽丝糕 (S$4.20++/ 3pcs)The texture was not bad with its crispy top, but it was a tab jelat if having more than a piece and quite oily towards the end. Taste was one dimension.Squid Ink Dumpling 顺鼓墨鱼饺 (S$4.80++/ 3pcs)The folds wasn't perfect. One piece wasn't even folded in.Yum Cha Prawn Dumpling 饮茶虾饺皇 (S$5.20++/ 3pcs)There's holes in the dumplings. I was surprised to find this kind of standard in their signature dumplings.Home-made Almond Tea 杏仁茶 (S$4.20++)The texture wasn't rich and creamy. It looked kind of like the instant type - sweet and lumpy. Service was spotty. I was told to go to the cashier when I asked for the bill. I could spot customers with their bills served to them at their tables. Also spotted that the next table of Japanese customers had a piece of plastic in his glass of beer. The staff who cleared the glass blamed on the plastic covering the ice cubes, but did not apologize. One could see clearly that the group of customers was clearly upset. Although the customer was later told by another staff that the glass of beer would be waived from the bill, the damage had already been done. continue reading
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Level3 2016-05-05
[ Mother's Day Dim Sum Specials at Yum Cha ]This year's Mother's Day falls on 8 May, have you made any plans yet? Yum Cha, one of our local biggest dim sum player, came up with new Dim Sum items specially for this upcoming Mother's Day. These specialty items, namely: Braised Pork Belly with Preserved Mustard Green Bun 梅菜扣肉包 Almond Tarts 杏仁挞 Minced Pork Bun with Salted Fish 咸鱼猪肉包; were available from now till 14th May 2016.The purpose of presenting these nostalgic items was to bring back some good old memories of food from our parents era. Braised Pork Belly with Preserved Mustard Green Bun 梅菜扣肉包 ($2ea)- Peeled open this bun and found myself a fatty slice of pork belly. There was more fats then meat, thus the achieved tenderness. Personally loved fats but it may not be a healthy choice for seniors. Pork belly was well marinated but preserved mustard green very bland to get any distinctive taste. *Rating: 3/5* Almond Tarts 杏仁挞 ($3.20/ 3pcs)- Tarts' center fillings were really power packed with strong almond taste and could be overpowering if you had more than one. Fillings texture was soft like tofu but I love the crust part more as it was crispy and flaky. With a choice of having them hot or chilled, I chose the hot ones as I felt it brings out the flavour better. *Rating: 4/5* Pan -fried Salted Fish Bun 咸鱼猪肉包 ($5.00/ 3pcs)- Compared to the steamed 梅菜扣肉包, these pan fried ones flared better. Overall taste was good, with salted fish fragrance in each bite but flavour could be stronger. I believed more salted fish input will do the trick. *Rating: 4/5*Other than these above mentioned specialty dim sum, we also had some of their usual signature dim sum selections together with mains from their dinner menu. The mains we had were all in large portions, suitable for 10pax. Steamed Prawn Paste with Fish Maw($4.80/ 3pcs)- The prawn paste were really fresh, firm with a little crunch from the prawn bits. Fish maw below the paste were steamed till soft and almost melt in the mouth. The accompanying golden gravy was flavorful with hints of sweetness too. *Rating: 5/5* Crispy Fried Tofu 七味脆皮豆腐(Regular$16 M$24 L$32)- Tofu, a very common ingredient on the table, was well executed and made into a unique dish here at Yum Cha. The highlights here were the 7 different elements used to make the orangey powder scattered on top of the tofu. Other than the obvious ones such as sesame and paprika powder, the rest of them were deemed secrets by the chef. Tofu were deep fried till very crispy batter, together with the secret powder, it gave off a unique taste combination of sweet, salty and the least spiciness. I love this but not its $32 price tag! *Rating 5/5* Stir-fried Beef w/ Black Pepper 铁板黑椒爆牛柳(Regular$23 M$34 L$46)- As i don't consume beef, I could not give my comments for this dish. Appearance looked appealing, don't you think so? Salted Egg Prawns 沙翠葱片咸蛋虾(Regular$23 M$34 L$46)- I was really exciting when I was told Yum Cha version of salted egg prawns were very different from those cze char stalls. But after served, I was disappointed. Not only the shells had no salted egg taste, the prawns' flesh were dry also after the deep frying. The consoling parts were the pretty plating and the stir-fried onion slices placed in the center of bowl as they were the only part of the whole dish coated with salted egg bits. A controversial dish indeed. *Rating 1/5* Stir-fried Mee Sua w/ Assorted Seafood 海鲜桂花炒面线(Regular$14 M$22 L$30)- Wowwww! The big amount of seafood made your saliva drool, right? A nicely done noodle dish with the "wok hei" aftertaste. Everyone on the table enjoyed this mee sua, especially with the generous seafood. If this dish could be a little less oily, it would be perfect! *Rating 4/5*** It was an enjoyable night at Yum Cha's. Dim sum standard was good and reasonably priced. There's hits and misses for the taste of mains, high price tags but still, they were enjoyable. Staff attending to us were definitely with great service and positive attitude. Yum Cha main branch at Chinatown can accommodate more than 150pax! If you have yet to find a venue to celebrate Mother's Day and budget wasn't an issue, you could consider going to Yum Cha. **🚩 Yum Cha Chinatown20 Trengganu StreetUnit 02-01 (off Temple Street)Singapore 058479Tel: 6372 1717www.yumcha.com.sg- Monday to FridayFrom 11am to 11pm- Saturday, Sunday and Public HolidaysFrom 9am to 11pm continue reading
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Mother's Day falls on 8 May this year, and what are your plans for this special day to celebrate the most important women in your life? There is a dim sum restaurant in Singapore that I always go to (at least five times that I can remember), and this place always live up to my expectations every single time. It is located in Chinatown and Changi. Its name is super easy to remember: it is Yum Cha Restaurant 飲茶酒樓. This Mother's Day, the chefs at this wonderful restaurant are launching three new creations that will only be available from 1 to 14 May. Find out what these are - and more on Yum Cha's best staples:I cannot be happier to be back at my most trusted dim sum restaurant for a tasting.For a regular dim sum meal, I would simply order the 'safe classics' (har gow, siew mai, and assorted dumplings).This time I will get to try the Mother's Day menu and some of their bests. Their new menu draws inspiration from traditional and nostalgic tastes of Chinese dishes that your mums and grandmums would remember.Braised Pork with preserved vegetables bun 梅菜扣肉包 (SGD$2/ pc)This humble looking bun packs a delicious punch in its fluffy-soft sweet white bun exterior, juicy and quality tender pork belly with a secret sauce made in-house. The sauce's recipe is kept a mystery, but it definitely got us talking on how well it went with the braised pork! This used to be a convenient and yummy snack to be eaten when our ancestors were fleeing the war in China before settling down in different parts of Asia.Pan-fried Salted Fish Bun 香煎咸鱼包 (SGD$5/ 3pcs)This was served in a rather plain manner; after slicing it in half, it still didn't look photogenic to the camera, but you know food is meant to be eaten... so we took a bite, wondering what it will taste like. We were told that this dish originates from Guangdong province, which used to be Emperor Kang Xi's favourite food. It is understandable why. The salted fish paste was savoury and appetizing, mixed with minced meat with a lot of different layers of flavours and seasoning, which had this down-to-earth feel to this dim sum choice. The taste definitely exceeds its unassuming looks by miles though it still need some tweaks. We thought that there could be more filling with more sauce, for a more substantial bite (yes we want more) - I think when they launch it officially on 1 May, there would be an increased ratio of the fillings in this bun. This is a rare dish to be found on Chinese menus, so it would be a great chance to try it here.Almond Tarts 杏仁挞 (SGD$3.20/ 3pcs)Here comes my favourite part of the new items... I love this so much, I really wish they can make this a selection on their permanent menu. First, these almond tarts beats any egg tart I've ever eaten. I never knew I needed this in my life until I ate it. Second, it has the soft, flaky, eggy fragance of the egg tart crust pastry that already won me over but... the most memorable thing: the sweet almond filling inside is just amazing. I swept three tarts in a row even after trying out other mains and was already quite full at that point in time. Served warm and absolutely tempting, I will definitely say that these almond tarts are a must-try.Disclaimer: you have to love the taste of almond first.That's all for the Mother's Day specials, but hold up - you're not going to come to Yum Cha and just try these because no way are you going off without some of their delicious main dishes. I know I am going to say I love nearly every single dish around Yum Cha, but really because I have great faith in the consistency of their dim sum. As I said - every single time I leave Yum Cha with a satisfied tummy. These are the dishes that were recommended to us as their signature and must-try:The fish maw with shrimp paste is interesting, fantastic to start off the meal. Their prawn and mango fritters are very well-done. I love how not overly-oily it is, maintaining a light yet nicely crisp on the outside with fresh prawns and mango in there.This was served with a dish of mayonnaise, though I find that it is already perfectly delicious on its own. In general the prawns used at Yum Cha are carefully chosen, fresh and plump in all their dim sum, so I shan't repeat myself too much Just enjoy yourselves feasting all the seafood selections here. The scallop pea-shoot dumplings were really pretty and indulgent. A fat juicy scallop at the top with a fresh fat prawn underneath it as I bit into it, and I knew... this will be considered one of my 'classics' that I will order next time without... ...LIKE THIS REVIEW?See the rest of it here: http://www.amiehu.com/2016/04/yum-cha-singapore-2016-mothers-day-menu.html continue reading
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Yum Cha will be launching 3 special dim sums just for Mothers' Day this year and these exclusive dim sum will be available from 1st to 14th May at both Yum Cha Chinatown and Yum Cha Changi outlets.I was invited for a food tasting session at Yum Cha to try their Mothers' Day exclusive dim sum as well as many of their regular items and I got my friend Sam to join me for the tasting session. If you haven't decided where to bring your mum for a good meal for Mothers' day, you can consider bringing her and your family to Yum Cha. =)I took the MRT to Chinatown and when we stepped out of the station, we saw the beautiful sky with fluffy clouds.It was a short walk from the train station to Yum Cha restaurant. There is still the "Chinese New Year" feel around Chinatown area especially with all the hanging red/ yellow lanterns.Yum Cha restaurant on the left side. We went up to the restaurant using this escalator. There is a lift to go up to the second level as well.Reached!The following 3 items are the special Dim Sum introduced to this year's Mothers' Day menu.Braised Pork with Preserved Vegetable Buns ($2/ pc)This is a classic Chinese dish, probably has a long history. As they are small and easy to carry, these buns were eaten during war time when people were fleeing from the war in China before settling down in different parts of Asia.Tender pork belly is braised in their secret recipe sauce for hours to create a sweet and succulent taste that is balanced by a soft steamed bun. Be warned... pork belly is used here so expect to find lots of fats in the bun! I don't mind actually but I thought they didn't put in enough of the preserved vegetables to distinguish them from the normal "Kong Ba" pau. Pan-fried Salted Fish Bun ($5/ 3 pcs) This is quite an unique item that I had not tried before elsewhere. This is a traditional Chinese dish which is originated from Guangdong province. It is said that these salted fish buns were the favourite of Emperor Kang Xi of the Qing dynasty. The filling of the bun is made from salted fish paste and minced meat. If you are worried about the sodium level, the buns were not too salty surprisingly as there was a good balance of the proportion of salted fish paste and meat. The third item in the Mothers' day special menu is Almond Tarts. ($3.20/ 3pcs)They do look like Hong Kong bird nests' egg tarts with the almost translucent colour on top, isn't it? They are served in bite-sized portion and are served warm. Although I am not usually a big fan of almond paste, but I love these almond tarts. Other than the above 3 special Mothers' day items, we were also served their normal ala-carte dishes. Steamed Fish Maw with Shrimp Paste ($4.80/ 3pcs) One of my favourite dishes. Succulent prawns wrapped in fish maw.Prawn and Mango Sesame Fritters ($4.20/ 3 pcs)Another must-order dish when you are at Yum Cha restaurant.Scallop Pea-Shoot Dumpling ($4.60/ 3 pcs)Something new to me but I find that the skin was a bit too thick.Salted Egg PrawnsVery nice presentation. The prawns were deep-fried to crisp with the shells and I ate the shells as well. We felt that maybe they could add in more salted egg to give them a stronger flavour. For those who will peel off the prawn shells, you may not be able to really taste the salted egg flavour.Black Pepper Lotus Beef SliceLove the colours for this dish! Of course, the food was good too. Beef was tender and I also like the fried lotus roots, I think it will be better if the lotus roots were cut a bit thicker so that we can feel more crunch with every bite.7 Flavour TofuPeople at my table all didn't really like the seasonings of the tofu sprinkled on top. I guess most of us love our tofu with sauce/ gravy.Fried Vermicelli SeafoodThe dish was served with generous portion of ingredients such as prawns, scallops and fish slices.Liu Sha Bao ($4.50/ 3pcs)Their liu sha bao were nice too.Thanks Yum Cha for inviting us to the food tasting session. We had a great feast!Yum Cha Chinatown20 Trengganu Street (Off Temple Street)#02-01 Singapore 058479Tel: 63721717Email: chinatown@yumcha.com.sgOpening Hours:Weekdays: 11am to 11pmSat, Sun and Public Holiays: 9am to 11pm continue reading
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