After almost a week and a half of being unable to eat full meals, I asked the SO if we could hit up the recently opened Oriental Yumcha. It allowed us to control the amount we ate (since I was starting to eat properly again) and provide a little more variety.
Oriental Yumcha‘s prices are as follows:
- Small AUD$4.50
- Medium AUD$4.90
- Large AUD$5.90
- Special AUD$6.90
Most of our selections were medium sized, except the panfried radish cake (small) and the huge har gao with the prawn tails sticking out (special). The special har gao was a little strange to me – each little dumpling had at least 3 pieces of juicy prawns and the eggy chow mein sauce inside. It’s not something I’ve had before, so I’m undecided if it’s something I like. Everything else tasted as it should, though the panfried radish cake was too gluggy with rice flour for my liking – the best dish we had was the pork ribs.
This is pricier than the yumcha joints in Sunnybank, but Oriental Yumcha have not skimped on the portion sizes nor on the fresh prawn pieces in their dimsum. Its fresh renovations with panes of glass provide a space with heaps of natural light, so it is a good venue to take those who find the more traditional bustle of a yumcha restaurant too claustrophobic.
Punters are also charged AUD$1.50 per person for Chinese tea, water and one set of sauce for the table.