We have been on a festive buffet spree at various hotels such as Mercure Singapore Bugis which has Asian-spin to their Christmas tidings, Park Hotel Alexandra. offers a Spanish-inspired Christmas. For a change we now turned to Yum Cha Chinatown dishing the Yum Cha Christmas Special.
Before unveiling the dishes, we thought this is great for those who want to celebrate Christmas differently this year. At the same token, we also think that the F&B is getting more and more competitive with the Chinese Restaurant having a share in this festive season.
Yum Cha Christmas Special
Beginning with the Christmas Festive Combination ($8.80++) comprises 3 exquisite Dim Sum items specially created for this Christmas season are Five Spice Turkey Roll, Roasted Turkey Bun and Cranberry Spring Roll with Chicken Floss. Among these, I certainly highly recommend the Roasted Turkey Bun ($3.80++ / set of 2), mainly savoury turkey stuffing with lightly toasted outer. Five Spice Turkey Roll ($7.80++ / set of 6 pcs) has a resemblance of Ngoh Huang. Added cranberry jam to create a more Christmasy feel. Lastly, mixed feeling on the Cranberry Spring Roll with Chicken
Floss ($4.80++ / set of 5 rolls). It’s a creative item and I love the floss and cranberry sauce independently. However, when combined, the sweetness was confusing and I don’t know if I like or dislike the overall taste after a few more bites.
Though, we can’t make snowman out of snow in Singapore, Yum Cha has created the Snowman Bao ($3.80++ for 1 pc) for those who missed this icon. The ‘snowman’ consists of 2 bun with different filling (Red bean paste and Chestnut paste).
The familiar Salted Egg Custard Bun *Christmas Exclusive ($4.50++ for set of 3) has pretty Christmas picture printed. No alteration to the taste except the feel.
Last cute food was the Little Twin Piglets and Panda Bun ($1.90++ per pc). Panda Bun has sesame paste while the Little Twin Piglets has different fillings such as Strawberry, Custard, Sesame, Red Bean, Matcha. These items are available daily at the Yum Cha Express kiosk located at Smith Street. Yum Cha took over the space occupied by Tak Poh kiosk. While at the restaurant, they are only available on Sundays with 2 rotating flavours each month.
All Yum Cha Christmas Special are available at all Yum Cha Outlets from 1st December 2017 to 1st January 2018. These exclusive dishes are only in limited quantity, while stocks last. In addition, Yum Cha Members will enjoy 20% OFF on all Christmas Seasonal Dim Sum
Beyond the Yum Cha Christmas Special, Yum Cha Chinatown offers a handful of interesting dishes.
First was the Deep Fried Wasabi Duck Roll ($8.80++ set of 4) was an interesting combination. Rest assured that it doesn’t have the choking wasabi taste but strangely, it was sweet within the crispy wrap.
Next, the robust Steamed Cai Xin with Minced Pork and Chinese Sausage ($18++) due to the sauce and Chinese Sausage. Overall palate was lightly sweet among Savoury flavour.
Braised Pig Trotter with Vinegar ($9.80++) was a big hit among the diners of the night. A good balance of vinegar and other spices in the braised. Tender meat absorbed the essence and melt in the mouth.
Round up the meal with some carbohydrates, a wonderful choice is the Fragrant Fried Rice with Seafood ($16++). The unique point of Yum Cha fried rice was the addition of deep fried dried scallop, elevating the flavours. A pity the fried rice lacked of wok hei but compensated by the scallop.
Yum Cha Christmas Special offers diners an option to celebrate this Christmas with yummy Christmas theme Chinese food.
Yum Cha Chinatown
20 Trengganu Street #02-01 Singapore 058479
Tel: +65 6372 1717
Mondays – Fridays 1030 to 2230 | Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays 0900 to 2230
- Downtown line or Northeast line – Chinatown station
- East West line – Outram 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
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