Yum Cha first restaurant was set up at Chinatown, now named as Yum Cha Chinatown as they have grown with 2 other outlets and delivery service, Yum Cha Express. The one at Chinatown remains very much a traditional tea house serving Dim Sum like in the olden days via the Dim Sum Pushcart Trolley.
If you would like to re-live or reminiscent the good old days, it is certainly a great restaurant to dine with family and friends.
For Dim Sum, Yum Cha serves mainly the Steamed Dim Sum and the Deep Fried Dim Sum. Together with Congee, Rice Roll and some Rice dishes and Desserts are served for variety as well.
Though been to Yum Cha for many times with my family for Dim Sum Brunch feasting, at neither session, we tried the Desserts as we tend to over order right from the start.
Steamed Dim Sum
About 27 variety of Steamed Dim Sum, we tried only about half of what was offered.
As we have our must turn to Dim Sum as always. Without failed, we will order the evergreens …
YUMCHA Prawn Dumpling 飲茶蝦餃皇
Siew Mai with Fish Roe 魚子蒸燒賣
BBQ Pork Bun
Steamed Chicken Claw 桂林醬鳳爪
Other Yum Cha Steamed Dim Sum we tried.
Flowy rich egg yolk custard filling.
Lavender Coconut Bun
Lavender flavour was subtle, coconut flavour was prominent.
Shark’s Fin Xiao Long Bao
Lots of soup with thin dumpling skin.
Steamed Pork Ribs 蒸排骨
Tender and yet flavourful pork ribs.
Steamed Carrot Cake with Cai Poh
Soft flavourful Carrot Cake.
A total of 3 Rice Roll on the menu, 2 steamed (Prawn and BBQ Pork) and 1 fried (Rice Flour Roll). We tried the 2 steamed.
The steamed rice flour roll was smooth and soft with rice flavoured. Together with the stuffing and the sauce, it was tasty.
Fresh Prawn Rice Flour Roll 鮮蝦蒸腸粉
BBQ Pork Steamed Rice Roll 叉燒蒸腸粉
Deep Fried Dim Sum
Yum Cha served 18 kinds of Deep Fried Dim Sum. Some of which we tried are
Deep Fried Garlic Prawn Dumpling
Crispy Vegetarian Spring Roll 上素炸春卷
Deep Fried Seafood Pancake
Fried Carrot Cake 腊味蘿卜糕
Pumpkin Yam Golden Cake 金瓜竽丝糕
Crystal Paper Chicken 醉香紙包雞
Pan Fried Pork Pancake 北京煎肉餅
Pan-Fried Chives and Meat Dumpling 非菜煎鍋貼
Our all time favourites Dim Sum.
Chicken Yam Puff 峰巢荔芋角
Beancurd Skin Roll with Shrimp 鮮蝦付皮卷
Congee is always a must have at Dim Sum. A total of 9 Congee flavours are served. 2 of which we tried were …
Cuttlefish and Peanut Congee
Shredded Chicken Congee
The congee texture was smooth and rather thick. It wasn’t too watery either. The flavour is very dependent on individual preference. Interestingly, I have yet to try the Century Egg and Lean Meat Congee.
Rice Dish and Desserts
None of the 3 rice dishes and none of the 12 desserts have we tried. I will ensure at my next visit, these will be my first to order.
Prices versus quality and taste at Yum Cha Chinatown were reasonable. In fact, pretty value for money. At a classic tea house for breakfast with family is certainly a great way to spend the weekends together. And there is certainly something for everyone.
Yum Cha Chinatown
20 Trengganu Street #02-01 Singapore 058479
Tel: +65 6372 1717
Monday – Friday 1100 to 2300; Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 0900 to 2300
- Downtown line – Telok Ayer station
- Northeast line – Chinatown station
- New Bridge Road bus stop 2, 12, 33, 54, 63, 80, 124, 143, 147, 190, 851, 961, 970, CT8, CT18, CT28
- South Bridge Road bus stop 61, 80, 145, 166, 197
- People’s Park Complex along Eu Tong Seng Street 2, 12, 33, 61, 63, 143, 197, 961, 970, CT8, CT18, CT28
- People’s Park Center along Eu Tong Seng Street 54, 124, 145, 147, 166, 190, 851