Yum Cha House is located on Collins Road in Willetton, the suburb I lived in during my high school years. I always have fond memories of the many Chinese restaurants in the area and the yummy food they offer. Unbeknownst to me, Yum Cha House popped up recently in the foodie corner that houses Taurus, Singapore Hawkers, Bamboo etc. Dimsum in the ‘burbs, surely it will be a hit!
A hit it was, when I arrived one Sunday afternoon, there was a massive queue up front. We had to wait 20 – 30 mins for a table of four. Very popular indeed.
The dimsum we had included:
Sliced Pork and Century Egg Porridge / Fried Squid / Crab Claw / Deep Fried Prawn Roll / Seaweed Roll / Beef Tripe / Prawn Dumpling / Chives Dumpling / Pork Dumpling
The dimsum selection was of the usual kind, there was nothing new to try which was slightly disappointing for me. My favourite was the Sliced Pork and Century Egg Porridge – the serving was massive (enough to share a bowl each for 4) and was tasty.
Selection of dessert was also limited – they did not have the Tau Foo Fah (soybean pudding) and what I thought was a Coconut Jelly turned out to be Almond Jelly which was not great. The saving factor was the Egg Tarts, they were delicious with flaky pastry and came out piping hot. We had two plates of those but I forgot to take a picture :). The Sago Jelly Drink was a favourite at the table too.
I still prefer the dimsum in Northbridge but this was a good try. Prices were reasonable, we paid around $19 each for this meal. A convenient place for those craving dimsum but not wanting to drive to the city.
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars