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Hong Kong Dim Sum Hotspot YUM CHA Presents Seasonal Delicacies This Autumn

October 21, 2017 Dining No Comments Email Email

YUM CHA’s chic and trendy dim sum destinations in Tsim Sha Tsui, Central and Mongkok famed for their Insta-worthy dim sums which inspire ‘Camera Eats First’ moments, are celebrating this year’s Hairy Crab season with stunning ‘ready to eat’ crab roe specialties and Halloween with innovative and playful dim sums.

Dim Sum Head Chef Winson Yip and Wok Section Head Chef KC Mak’s contemporary take on Hairy Crab season dishes themed ‘Grab Crab’, showcase nine exclusive crab roe dishes that are ready to eat, dispensing the hassle of fiddling around with shells.

Hairy crab delicacies served through the season from now until 30 November begins with the traditional dish, Steamed Whole Fresh Hairy Crab, which is available at all YUM CHA’s outlets, at HK$189 for a 4.5 tael crab.  More gastronomic dishes also include a platter of Crab Roe Crispies (HK$169), featuring rice crispy, fish skin, prawn crackers and Chinese fried dough, all with luxurious golden crab roe.

Choices extend to Full of Crab Dumplings (3 pcs) (HK$79),  Baked Crab Roe Puffs (3pcs) (HK$79), Crab Roe & Shrimp Rice Roll (HK$119), Crab Roe & Sweet Potato Yam Clear Noodles (HK$139), Crab Roe on Ginger Rice (HK$ 169), Crab Roe on Seasonal Vegetables (HK$119), Steamed Shrimp, Pork, Vermicelli & Vegetables Buns (2pcs) (HK$69) and seasonal dessertSesame Dumplings in Osmanthus Honey Soup (per person) (HK$49).

YUM CHA has also especially curated two exceptional Chinese rice wines to pair with the crab roe delicacies – Gu Yue Long Shan 5 Years (HK$199, 400 ml) and King of Hua Diao (HK$149, 250 ml), putting a perfect end to the gastronomic Hairy Crab feast.

To bring diners an extra special Halloween this year, Chef Yip has styled five scary yet riveting dim sum specialties for a phenomenal ‘Halloween Feast’ served from now until 31 October.

Sure to shock, the spine-chilling delicacies range from Egyptian style Steamed Mummy Sausage Buns (2 pcs) (HK59) andFlying Bats Wontons (4 pcs) (HK$59) to hair-raising Steamed Shrimp Dumplings (3 pcs) (HK$59) like skulls, sinister BBQ Pork Finger Puffs (3 pcs) (HK$59) resembling severed human fingers, and Steamed Mini Red Bean Pumpkins (3 pcs) (HK$49).

Along with petrifying yet engrossing dim sums which are priced from HK$49-59, the unnerving Seafood Tofu (HK$119) appears ready to savage diners from the depths of the sea and a themed BBQ Baby Pork Ribs platter (HK$199) looks like a skeleton dredged from a graveyard.

YUM CHA is perhaps one of the most widely known culinary phenomenons in Hong Kong.  Literally meaning “drink tea”, it has become a frequent, if not, daily ritual where family, friends, and business associates get together to savour a table full of dim sums and other delights.

At YUM CHA, traditional Chinese dishes and dim sums are reinterpreted with a modern twist. Infused with boundless playfulness while maintaining authentic flavours and the original essence of each dish, all culinary creations at the restaurant uses fresh and quality ingredients with no MSG added.

The three restaurants offer exceptional cuisine in a vibrant East-meets-West atmosphere. The décor is reminiscent of a number of nostalgic Chinese dining traditions such as retro-modern serving utensils and birdcages, which brilliantly reflects YUM CHA’s identity as a pioneering Cantonese restaurant.

YUM CHA in Central highlights a famous reclaimed vintage lorry, which now functions as a dim sum bar, providing guests with opportunities to create memorable photos of their unique experiences at the restaurant; while YUM CHA in Tsim Sha Tsui is inspired by industrial lofts in New York, and its Mongkok restaurant features playful graffiti highlighting the brand’s signature molten buns.

Hexagons are prevalent throughout the décor of YUM CHA as they symbolize balance and union – a place where families and friends can come to share delicious and balanced meals. The colours of grey and gold are key elements seen throughout the restaurant which exudes a classy yet contemporary feel while also featuring an open kitchen where diners can freely observe and interact with its chefs.

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