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Published June 16th 2014
The great Chinese tradition of Yum Cha, literally means to "drink tea", and for those who are new to the Yum Cha experience, the meal usually consists of small bite-sized or individual portions of food traditionally served in small steamer baskets or on small plates.
There are a number of restaurants in and around Perth that serve great Yum Cha, but where is the best Yum Cha in Perth?
The popular Dragon Palace, on Francis Street in Northbridge, offers a large variety of Yum Cha dishes, that come around on carts. They also have specialty dishes that you can order. Served between 10.30am and 3pm each weekday, you can try the dumplings, pork buns, salt and pepper squid, chicken feet or pan-fried turnip patties.
Lok's Kitchen, in Thornlie offers a good range of Yum Cha to cater for all tastes at a reasonable price.
The Oriental Inn Restaurant in Northbridge, serves a lunchtime Yum Cha, with tasty dishes such as steamed buns, dumplings, chicken fee and tripe.
The Vivisen Teahouse, in Fremantle, is a popular eatery. They offer a diverse range of dishes on the main menu but also include some very tasty Yum Cha options.
The New Moon Restaurant, in Northbridge, serves fresh, high quality food, and the service is fast and friendly. The Imperial Court Restaurant, in Como, does a delicious range of Yum Cha dishes. The Yum Cha House in Willetton, is still fairly new but is fast becoming one of the most popular places to eat in the area.
The Regal on Roe, in Northbridge, has a large assortment of Yum Cha dishes, available at lunch times, brought around to your table on carts.
These are just some of the restaurants in Perth and the surrounding areas that serve a fantastic Yum Cha. If you have a favourite restaurant where you and your family and friends enjoy Yum Cha, please let us know about it.