Mother’s Day is coming soon this weekend! This year, Yum Cha has launched 3 special dim sum. The items were re-created for customers to enjoy the long-lost taste of traditional Chinese dishes that mothers and grandmothers would remember with nostalgia of their hometowns. Let us check out the 3 dim sum where suggestions were given prior to the actual launch date:
The items are already available since 1st of May till 14th of May at Yum Cha Chinatown and Yum Cha Changi outlets.
Braised Pork with Preserved Vegetables Bun
This is a notable classic delicious Chinese bun which was easily carried and was eaten for days while our ancestors were fleeing the war in China before settling down in different parts of Asia. Using quality tender pork belly, they were braised in secret recipe sauce for hours to create a sweet and succulent taste that is balanced by a soft steamed bun. The taste is really good as both braised meat and preserved vege pairs really well just like our Mei Cai Kou Rou. You must eat it upon serve in order to enjoy the soft bun texture instead of dry and hard when it turns cold.
Pan-Fried Salted Fish Bun
Originating from Guangdong province, this salted fish bun used to be a favourite of Emperor Kang Xi of the Qing Dynasty. The bottom of the bun is seared to golden brown, with a flavorful filling made from salted fish paste and minced meat. Yum Cha has enhanced its flavor by adding their secret seasoning for a more savory experience. Indeed that this traditional dish is fragrant, the hint of the salted fish is just right and not the usual saltiness which we get. We only felt that the surrounding’s dough could be made thinner with more meat to our local’s liking.
Soft custard with a flaky tart texture that melts in your mouth is one of the key to a good ‘egg’ tart’; in this case ‘almond’. This is served warm and the sweetness of the custard does not over-power the natural flavour of the almond. This is made to bring back fond memories of the old days in Hong Kong. The almond tart is a must have if you are an almond lover. You will definitely love them!
Some of the Other Items that are Available in their Menu:
Fish Maw with Shrimp Paste / Prawn & Mango Sesame Fritters
Classic dim sums can never go wrong as long as the chef’s skill are decent. Both dim sums’s prawns are so fresh and succulent. The savory sauce on the steamed dim sum reminds us of the ‘shark’s fin’ soup base with crab while we love to dip the fried mango with mayo!
Scallop Pea-Shoot Dumpling
Was it a personal preference? We felt the skin could be thinner or perhaps that was the actual texture. The fresh scallops and succulent prawn taste good with the Asian oriental sauce.
Salted Egg Prawns
One of the signature item of Yum Cha’s main dishes! Known for its crispiness but well probably if the prawns have softer shells. This is not the usual creamy sweet salted egg sauce but a dry saltish version with cereal. You too will have to ‘suck’ it all from the prawn shells follow by a scoop of cereal coated with salted egg to enjoy it with your prawn. Enjoy while its hot out serve to you!
Black Pepper Beef with Lotus
Love for black pepper beef? This plate of beef is extremely tender to max! The lotus are deep fried to its crispiness while the rest of it are stir fried together with the beef. The black pepper is not as hot as we thought but nevertheless it is enjoyable and decent for those who can’t take spicy food.
7 Flavors Crispy Tofu
Different restaurant has different variation of 7 flavours tofu. I guess its probably the mixture of spice and seasoning they use. This is saltish with a hint of ‘curry’ spiciness . The tofu is just like our seafood tofu which are smashed, mixed and batter with flour before deep fried till fragrant.
Fried Vermicelli with Assorted Seafood
This portion is good for sharing. It comprise of scallops, prawns fish and fish. We will love the vermicelli aka ‘mian xian’ to be more moist in terms of absorbing the essence of the seafood’s sauce.
Pumpkin Yam Golden Cake / Almond Tart / Steamed Salted Egg Custard Bun
The pumpkin yam is super crispy. It might be hard to some people when it turns cold therefore ensure you eat it while upon served. Perhaps the pumpkin can well-balance with the amount of yam. Last but least will be the custard salted egg bun which oozes out its liquid custard; on another hand the salted egg flavour can come out more.
The overall experience was pretty decent for Yum Cha. Meanwhile do bring your family to try the special created dim sums and the rest of the dishes!
Yum Cha Chinatown
20 Trengganu Street (Off Temple Street)
#02-01 Singapore 058479
Tel : 6372 1717
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon to Fri: 11am – 11pm
Sat, Sun & Public Holidays: 9am – 11pm
Yum Cha Changi Business Park
6 Changi Business Park Ave
1 #01-33 UE Bizhub EAST (next to NTUC)
Tel : 6789 1717
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Mon to Fri: 7am – 3pm, 6pm – 9pm
Sat, Sun & Public Holidays: 7am – 3pm, 6pm – 9pm