Yum Cha in the Park

Yum Cha in the Park

A yearly tradition of ours is Yum Cha in the Park, in this case the illustrious park being Northbridge Piazza, under the fiery red Chinese dragons and lanterns. A tradition that results in the scoffing of deliciously, fried dim sum and taking a truckload more home with us.  Not only dim sum is featured, oodles of noodles, teas, fried squid, egg tarts, spring rolls, bao and even icy treats. 'Yum Cha', literally meaning 'drink tea' and drink tea we did from the lovely Urbanspoon. 

Lion dances, cooking demonstrations and performances on stage, kept us entertained. The all time favourite stall of ours and judging by the crowd surrounding the stall, being Dragon Palace where this year we loaded up on loads of serves of different dim sum all for $5 per serve. We tried a unique crab-meat rolled in seaweed and then deep fried dim sum.  We also tucked into, prawn dumplings and prawns money bags.  For dessert, we enjoyed deep fried sesame seed buns with red bean paste.

We then stopped by Lucky Chan's Laundry and Noodle Bar, and tried their pulled pork slaw bao. The many lanterns surrounding us and the gigantic lanterns on stage set a very festive air. The other stalls, we didn't get a chance to hit up, included Wok St Chow House, Canton bar, Arirang, Royal Seafood Chinese Restaurant, Noodle Forum and Chicho Gelato. Can't wait to go back next year for more dumpling and dim sum delights! 

 Deep Fried Prawn Wantons with dipping sauce

Deep Fried Prawn Wantons with dipping sauce

 Sesame Red Bean-Paste Balls

Sesame Red Bean-Paste Balls

 Pulled pork bao and slaw - Lucky Chan's Laundry + Noodle Bar

Pulled pork bao and slaw - Lucky Chan's Laundry + Noodle Bar

 Fried Prawn Wantons and Crab and Sea-weed Dim Sum

Fried Prawn Wantons and Crab and Sea-weed Dim Sum