Yum cha. Two little words that have the ability to incite salivation and tummy rumbling in us all. Whether it be on a Sunday afternoon following a big night out or lunch with friends or family, here at Denizen, we can’t think of a better way to celebrate, indulge, and, most likely, overeat. Catering to absolutely everyone, herewith we present the best places in town to get amongst the Asian cuisine.
This 2017 newcomer has proven itself to be one of the tastiest yum cha destinations in town. The elevated dining experience offers the likes of Hong Kong-style fried egg noodle, we suggest you pair that with the deep-fried chicken that comes doused in five-spice seasoning. (Skycity, 87 Federal St)
An establishment that has been delivering authentic Chinese food to our tables for over 40 years, this Newmarket stalwart never fails to hand over the goods. Offering the dining experience during lunch hours, we suggest you follow the chef’s recommendations and try the roasted duck and steamed veggies with oyster sauce — the latter of which eloquently complements the rich, flavoursome duck. (Level 1, 1 Teed St, Newmarket)
Ask anyone what their favourite yum cha destination is, and nine times out of 10 you’ll hear ‘Grand Harbour’. A family-run institution that has been pumping out prawn and chive dumplings like there is no tomorrow, it’s the best place to go to with a large group of people. Seamlessly delivering a spectacular array of Chinese cuisine, we recommend you don’t leave without trying every flavour of dumpling, finishing it all off with the sticky rice ice cream balls. (Cnr Pakenham St & Customs St West)
Taking a leaf out of its incredibly successful sister restaurant, Grand Harbour’s book, this Epsom eatery is one for the whole family. Offering up much of the same highly sought out fare, the live seafood tanks are guaranteed to entertain the kids. (Alexandra Park Raceway Green Ln W, Epsom)