Yauatcha

Finding a decent Oriental restaurant can be difficult. Here in London they’re like Marmite, there’s some that are worth going to and others, unfortunately awful.
There’s two restaurants that serve up decent Chinese food, Gerrards Corner and Overseas (located in Chinatown).
However if you have cash to splash and looking for something a bit more swanky, upmarket and refined, Yauatcha is right on your doorstep bringing classy Asian dishes to the table.
The food is not good, it’s seriously good with the menu offering all sorts of impressive stuff such as Dim Sum, main meals and desserts but on this occasion it was the Dim Sum and desserts that took centre stage. Mouth watering plates of authentic Chinese food delivered with class and precision, Yauatcha simply rocked my socks. It’s also worth mentioning that if the weather is good like it had been the past few weeks, its totally worth being on the terrace.

Where do I begin?

Put it this way there are some dishes that need to be ordered more that once such as the prawn and bean curd cheung fun. Drenched in light soy sauce, it’s slimy, soft gelatinous shell covers deep fried prawns and these particular bad boys are without question number one on my hit list for my next visit.
Other seafood dishes that I devoured included the soft shell crab accompanied with fiery red chillies and huge, meaty scallop shui mai  followed by the crispy chilli squid. The latter was a strange one, not to say it wasn’t nice it was just I suppose like I said, strange. Covered with toasted oatmeal, it gave the squid a slight sweet tone and nutty flavour and  even though I kept going for more, I couldn’t decide whether it was for me or not.
And if things couldn’t get any better, the meat Dim Sum took the game to another level.
Venison puffs, which you guessed it were filled with tiny pieces of venison cooked in a rich dark stock and encased and baked in a flaky and super light pastry. There’s also the old classic (and my personal favourite) char siu buns. Watch out for them, they’re steaming hot, let them cool at little and if my belly couldn’t get any bigger I also had poached chicken dumplings and crispy duck rolls which were both superb.
Trust me on this one FoodPunkers, save some room for desserts because they brought an end to what was such a fantastic meal. They were heavenly and weren’t too heavy or rich. For a split second I felt guilty dismantling them but after the first spoon, my god was it worth it and it doesn’t stop there because if you’re feeling a little devilish, you can always take away their sexy looking cakes and macaroons for a little treat later on.

All in all Yauatcha is number one for my Dim Sum fix. Yeah, it may be a little bit pricey but its so worth it and you get more than what you pay for. I’m sure that it if my family from Malaysia visited, they too would be seriously impressed.

Prawn & Bean Curd Cheung Fun

Scallop Shui Mai

Soft Shell Crap, Almonds & Chilli

Crispy Chilli Squid
Venison Puffs

Char Sui Bun

Poached Peking Chicken Dumpling

Duck Rolls

Wild Mushroom Dumpling
Apricot, Yoghurt Honey Crème, Orange Madelain, Almond

Coconut Pandan Crème, Lime Curd, Coconut Sable

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