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Update October 7th 2013
This event has been postponed to early 2014. It will not be held on 11 October 2013 due to the wet weather forecast for the day and also to major road/engineering works in Elizabeth St. (which will affect traffic if Lt. Bourke St. is closed).
They call it yum for a reason and this one is a whopper
This is a new event for Melbourne's Chinatown - a huge long outdoor dining experience and it is three blocks long.
Imagine this. Sitting outside in the middle of Little Bourke Street --no cars, no traffic with a whole lot of yum cha lovers such as yourself.
A few are even rubbing their chop sticks together, sharpening them up in gleeful expectation.
You have your Chinese teapot full of refreshing tea and then the trolleys come out of various restaurants bringing you delectable tidbits from some of the great local restaurants for which the area is so justly famous.
All the blocks from Spring Street down to Swanston Street will be closed off for this the longest yum cha in Little Bourke.
You have probably heard of the Waiters Race on Lygon Street, where waiters compete to be the fleetest of foot at carrying trays of wine bottles and partly filled glasses.
Well, at this giant yum cha you will see the Chinatown twist on the event when waiters race whilst balancing cups of Chinese tea.
The winner must not spill a drop.
This is a great new event for Melbourne. Will we ever stop coming up with such great novelty events. Well, probably if they are not well patronised! So get out there Melbourne and enjoy everything our great city keeps on offering.
You will also be helping charity. Part of the proceeds from this huge event will go to the Australian Prostate Cancer Research and Epworth Healthcare (Heart Foundation & Clinical Education & Simulation).
The above event has been postponed to early 2014. It will not be held on 11 October 2013 due to the wet weather forecast for the day and also to major road/engineering works in Elizabeth St. (which will affect traffic if Lt. Bourke St. is closed).