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Published November 6th 2012
Yummy Yum Cha
Waking up on a Sunday and feeling extra lazy and hungry? The perfect solution is Yum Cha, which literally means to drink tea, and to wash down your freshly brewed Jasmine tea you are offered a delicious array of perfect bite size delicacies. Yum Cha is a form of breakfast that is to be enjoyed at a leisurely pace. The Jesmond Hotel is where you can find The House of Peking Yum Cha.
At arrival we were greeted with a warm welcome and shown to a table and the waitress was able to locate a highchair for my toddler. The food is almost instant, as they wheel through their carts with stacked bamboo steamers filled with delicious surprises. As the waitress lifts the lids off the steamers and explains what is on offer I automatically say 'yes please'! We feast on BBQ pork buns, Chinese chive dumplings, scallop dumplings, prawn dumplings, sticky rice parcels, fried combination dumplings, fried stuffed eggplants, salt and pepper squid, BBQ pork crisps and sesame buns with red bean paste.
The kids also enjoyed the variety of food on offer and tried most things. The atmosphere was quiet, but we had arrived at 11:30am. The service was ...well...good. We had a waitress that was hovering around our table eager to collect plates as soon as we had picked up our last dumpling. The food was really good, but the selection of Yum Cha lacked and after a while, we just kept seeing the same choices on offer.
Overall a great experience especially if you are novice to the Yum Cha scene. Family and pram friendly, however there are no change tables for babies. Parking is free and there is a plenty of parking at the hotel or off street parking. Cost is reasonable.
Why? To experience a new culinary feast Phone: 02 4951 6699 Where: 182 Newcastle St, Jesmond, NSW 2299