I like writing about food, sampling Adelaide's restaurants and running my own easy curry cooking classes.
Published October 20th 2015
Is this Adelaide’s best Yum Cha?
My partner, two friends and I decided to sample the Eastern Garden restaurant on a lazy Sunday morning for brunch. The restaurant is nestled in the heart of Burnside and there is generous parking at the back.
The entrance foyer to the Eastern Garden restaurant. Image by writer.
Upon our arrival, the restaurant was buzzing and packed full of happy customers. You can sit inside or you can choose to sit in the secluded area outside. They also have a large covered pergola area on the western side.
Some of the dishes we ordered included tripe, chicken feet, roast pork, bean curd rolls, roast duck, BBQ pork pastries and vegetarian spring rolls. Image by writer.
One dish for example will usually come with three to four pieces (ie: four steamed dumplings). Dishes range in price from around $7 to $10. This makes it perfect for sharing and a great excuse to sample many different flavours.
The flavoursome stuffed tofu in black bean sauce. Image by writer.
The great thing about Yum Cha is that staff come around at regular intervals with huge trolleys full of enticing dishes from which to choose. You select a dish and they will tick it off your menu list. You pay at the completion of your meal.
My partner and I enjoy seafood and we weren't disappointed by the selection on offer.
The King prawn rice rolls garnished with snow peas. Image by writer.
The seriously yummy Salt and pepper squid is one of my favourites. Image by writer.
If you are not fully satisfied after a few rounds of savoury food the Eastern Garden restaurant has a tempting selection of desserts on offer, including the popular egg custard tarts, mango pudding and red bean buns. Unfortunately, we were too full so decided to come back another time to try them.
The steamed tofu with prawn. Image by writer.
We ended up having a feast for four people, and at $25 each this was great value for money. The Eastern Garden restaurant is an excellent place for brunch on a weekend. And don't worry, I can assure you that you won't have to eat until dinner time!
These fish were patiently waiting for a table. Image by writer.