Dim sum @ Yum Cha (Macau)

March 2, 2015 in Chinese by thywhaleliciousfay

My friend and I stayed at Sheraton when we were holidaying in Macau. And on mornings when we woke up late and were too hungry to venture far to fill our empty stomachs, we would head down to Yum Cha which was a mere 5 to 8 minutes walk from Sheraton’s main lobby.


And from the menu (pages 1, 2), we ordered:-

1) 金菇紫菜卷, MOP38 (above) – Seafood enoki seaweed roll.

2) 蟹子烧卖, MOP32 (above) – “Siu mai” dumplings with crab roe.

3) 鲜虾饺皇, MOP35 (above) – “Har kau” prawn dumplings.

4) 豆豉汁蒸排骨, MOP35 (above) – Marinated pork spare ribs in black bean sauce.

5) 酱皇蒸凤爪, MOP32 (above) – Chicken feet with black bean.

6) 甜酸炸云吞, MOP32 (above) – Deep-fried wontons with sweet & sour sauce.

7) 椒盐鸡软骨, MOP88 (above) – Sauted chicken soft bone with salt and pepper. This was really addictive.

8) X.O. 酱炒萝卜糕, MOP36 (above) – Wok-fried turnip cake with X.O. sauce.

9) 椒盐豆腐, MOP38 (above) – Deep-fried diced bean curd with five spices salt.

10) 蜜汁叉烧肠粉, MOP35 (above) – Barbecued pork and Chinese parsley steamed rice roll.

11) 流沙包, MOP28 (above) – Steamed custard buns with salted egg yolk.

12) 蜜汁叉烧包, MOP30 (above) – Barbecued pork buns.

13) 皮蛋瘦肉粥, MOP48 (above) – Century egg and shredded pork congee.

14) 菊花茶, MOP30 (per flask) (above) – Chrysanthenum tea.

And from the ‘barbecued meat & noodle soup’ section on the menu which was available from 11am to 11pm, we could choose to order noodle (dry) with 1 or 2 barbecued meats at MOP78 and MOP118 or noodle (soup) with 1 or 2 barbecued meats for MOP48 and MOP68 respectively. And options of barbecued (BBQ) meat included BBQ pork, poached chicken, soya chicken, roasted pork belly and roasted duck (additional MOP10) while options of noodle included rice noodles, silver pin noodles, flat noodles, rice vermicelli and egg noodles. And some of the items which we ordered:-

15) Duo barbecued noodle soup (above) – With egg noodle and choice of meat being soya chicken and roasted duck (additional MOP10). However, I was a little upset when the served roasted duck had lots of bones.

16) Duo barbecued noodle soup (above) – With poached chicken and barbecued pork being the choice of meat.

And very frankly, when my friends first suggested coming to Yum Cha for (a convenient) breakfast, I was a little disappointed that we were dining within a shopping mall. I had wanted us to head out to try more of the must-tries for breakfast. However, after having tried the dim sum, I was glad we came to Yum Cha cause the food was decent! Or should I say, the food was pretty impressive. And affordable too.

And one would think that service would be lacklustre, especially with the staff managing a big crowd in the spacious restaurant. However, service was unexpectedly good. My friends and I came in a big group of 8. So when we ticked off the dishes we wanted to order on the order form, we ordered our items in quantities of 2. However, instead of just accepting our order, the staff went through our order and advised us to reduce our quantity when they realised we had over-ordered. So yes, we like such service!

Yum Cha 桃园
Estrada da Baia de N. Senhora da Esperanc, Sands Cotai Central, Level 1, Macau
+853.8113 7970, Website
Overall: 7.5
Opening hours:-
Food/Beverage: 8
Mon – Sun : 07:00 – 23:00
Ambience: 7
Value: 7
Service: 8