A retired business owner, my passions are cooking, photography and eating. I use all three of these when I write for recipeyum.com.au which is on HubGarden
Published July 2nd 2019
A yum cha restaurant worth going to
Morley is renown for the Wang's Treasure House which offers one of the best yum cha in Perth. Now a new restaurant has opened not 200 metres from Wangs and this definitely rivals the existing one.
Having been a fruit shop and closed for almost a year now, it is situated in the old Morley Markets at 238 Walter Road, Morley. The Morley Markets is an old shopping centre that was there even before the Galleria was built and now has several empty shops.
Outside sign at new yum cha restaurant
Having seen an IGA that had been there for years also close some 8 months ago, I was surprised to see a new cafe in this centre. The space is huge and would probably seat about 70 people in all.
Tastefully decorated restaurant
The service was extremely friendly and the choice was very good. The only problem was what to choose as the choice was quite large.
Almost as soon as we sat down, we were asked if we wanted tea and what is yum cha without the obligatory jasmine tea? This was served with a huge smile by Chad!
Chinese tea served with a lovely smile
The first dish we chose looked a bit like a boiled spring roll! It was delicious with what appeared to be vegetables inside.
Possibly boiled vegetable spring rolls?
Being overwhelmed with the choice, we then ordered two in a row; the first of which was the boiled prawn dumplings. The prawns were so soft and not overcooked and we really enjoyed this one also.
Very soft prawn dumplings
The other one we chose with the dumplings was a beef dish. My friend said it was beef with collagen around it - it looked like fat but did not taste like it and although very unusual, this was also very tasty.
Beef with collagen
By then I was feeling full, however, being greedy, which I freely admit to, we went on ordering more. Next came a choice of three fried pork buns with sesame seeds. This had vegetables and pork and was delicious dipped in the side plate of chilli sauce.
Pork buns with chili sauce
Well, by now we were battling but once again, what is yum cha without a Chinese dessert? It is another obligatory part of it, like the tea!
There was a tray of desserts shown to us next and once again, we had to make a choice.
Tray of scrumptious desserts
My friend absolutely loves the Chinese egg tarts. These turned out to be still warm and our waitress advised us that everything is made fresh on the premises each day, and these surely were! They had layer upon layer of Chinese puff pastry on the outside and more filling in them than others I have tasted, and we could only eat one each.
To finish up a Chinese egg tart
The whole meal came to $41.40, about $20 odd each person, which is similar to most yum cha places and still rather cheap for what we got and the amount we ate.
This new restaurant comes highly recommended and during the week, bookings are generally not needed, however, you can phone them on 9375 2889 or 0499 229988.