Gong Xi Fa Cai!
Happy Chinese New Year, the year of the dog! I wish everyone prosperity, much love and luck.To celebrate we hit Soho, London to be part of the celebrations and of course, partake in consuming lavish little gems of dim sum.
Being part-Asian this is my ultimate comfort food, my go-to pick me up and it fills me with happiness (you know the closed eye, mmmm moment?!).
One of the restaurants on my list since moving to London has been Yauatcha which offers contemporary Cantonese dim sum (they even serve a Chinese delicacy, chicken feet!) and an impressive range of cocktails, tea and wine.
After enjoying the lion dances and Chinese New Year parade it was time for dim sum. These little dishes are all about sharing, so we got stuck in. Not particularly wonderful when trying to lose weight but how can you say no to a treat like this.
From pork and prawn Shui Mai to char siu buns and spicy pork Szechuan wontons with peanut, I couldn’t have been in a happier place.
I personally think it’s a crime not to order crispy duck when immersing yourself in Chinese nirvana, it’s one of my favourite dishes taking me back to childhood and it’s a bit of fun making your own pancakes right?
The food alone isn’t just what makes this venue a winner, the restaurant vibe is upbeat with a lot of contented faces as they share copious amounts of dishes. You hardly remember you’re in the midst of a busy Soho street. It’s a relaxed, friendly atmosphere with an attentive crew to ensure you are having the best experience.
An exquisite feast wouldn’t be complete without a pot of Jasmine tea and some macaroons, especially festive little gems of paradise like these!
It’s a venue I recommend and will definitely return. Head down to Yauatcha Soho or City for a contemporary dim sum feast, you won’t be disappointed.
It’s a definite addition to any foodie’s list!
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