Monday, June 01, 2009

YUM-CHA @ DRAGON BOAT PALACE, LONSDALE ST., MELBOURNE


I guess, the favorite get-together thingy to do for Chinese living here is the Yum-Cha; and they do it with gusto. As the more popular eating places are filled to the brink on weekends, and reservation is the way to go, and they only allow you a 15 minutes' window of opportunity. I was told this particular one is more reasonable that it doesn't give you an eating time frame, but then he was wrong. Because not long after we had the desserts, the waiter came around with the tell-tale sign of: "Will that be all?"

We just ordered the dishes we fancied of whatever that were carted around; most of their names I can't recall. But I'm sure most of you know what they are; mostly a permutation of flour or rice flour skin wrap with a combination of meat and seafood - with a syllable ending with Gao.

It was a pretty decent meal, and we all stuffed ourselves silly. All courtesy of Uncle Tony again!

Low Mai Fun & Sui Mai

Loh Pak Ko & Fried Shrimp Roll

Beef Tendion & Shrimp Fritter Cake

Battered Fish Bait & "Something" Gao

Loh Mai Kai & Stuffed Eggplant

Steamed Spare Ribs & Poached Kailan With Oyster Sauce

Stuffed Fried Tofu & Har Gao

Silken Beancurd Dessert & Egg Tart

2 comments:

Fiona said...

Hey,

You should put Yum Cha Dragon at Docklands on your list for places to try for Yum Cha.

You get GREAT Yum Cha PLUS water views.
www.yumcha.net.au

Cheers,
Fiona

Kong-Kay said...

haven't gone that far yet... but i gather the ones in the suburb are better.
anyway, i just eat whatever comes my way.

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