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Yum Cha Chinatown

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Yum Cha Chinatown is a Chinese restaurant that offers unique dim sum dining experience be it lunch or dinner. Yum Cha Restaurant continues to be a popular restaurant icon in Singapore.

Mon - Fri: 11:00 - 23:00

Sat, Sun &: 09:00 - 23:00

Mon to Fri: 11.00 am - 11.00 pm, Sat, Sun & PH: 9.00 am - 11.00 pm

+65 63721717
$25 based on 55 submissions
High Tea (16 votes), Large Groups/Gathering (16 votes), Children/Family (14 votes)
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Feel-Good dining experience

You get a very comfortable dining experience with the no-frills dim sum spread against a very cozy ambiance, notably the marble tables and classic wooden seats i.e. typical Singaporean. I like their har gows and siew mais. Their porridge is also worth mentioning cooked to the right texture. As for dessert, make sure you try their banana pancake.


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02 Mar 2015 • 10 reviews • 0 follower

Terrible service

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We've been here quite a few times over the past few years. While the yum cha is ok, the service has never been great. However the service on our recent visit was just terrible. A couple of the staff were very rude. This is not an isolated instance, as many of the reviews for this restaurant have commented on the poor service and rude attitude of some of the staff. We'll never be back.
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08 Jan 2015 • 90 reviews • 0 follower

Feel-Good dining experience

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You get a very comfortable dining experience with the no-frills dim sum spread against a very cozy ambiance, notably the marble tables and classic wooden seats i.e. typical Singaporean. I like their har gows and siew mais. Their porridge is also worth mentioning cooked to the right texture. As for dessert, make sure you try their banana pancake.


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16 Jun 2014 • 22 reviews • 1 follower

A Leisurely Afternoon Yum Cha on a sleepy Monday afternoon

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We went on a Monday afternoon at 3pm and the waitress warned us there was no aircon, only standing fans. We didn't mind at all. The fried dim sum came very fast. They had fried wontons, fried sesame balls and also baked pork filling pastry come when we sat down. Most of the items on the carts came fast, except the special order items like century egg and lean pork congee, chilled mango pudding, and the custard buns which we had to order specially from the staff, and they had to bring them in from the kitchen. The steamed items also came fast on carts, we had Xiao Longbao, scallop balls in cabbage, mushroom dumplings. All in all fast service and a lot of food provided within a short time. Food not too salty or too heavy with MSG as it is normal with most Chinese Dim Sum restaurants. We really cannot complain since it is only $21.80++ for adults. The toilets were a bit under maintained as some of the stalls had clogged filled with toilet paper.
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07 Apr 2014 • 17 reviews • 1 follower

Old school dim sum buffet with pushcarts

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There’s a reason tourists and locals love Yum Cha: everything about this Chinatown eatery, from the interior to the food, is unpretentious. This Trengganu Street dim sum restaurant’s old school marble-topped tables and wooden chairs are stuck in a time warp. While the buffet is only available during tea-time, the a la carte dim sum menu includes over 60 items. The classics, such as har gow (prawn dumplings), siew mai (pork dumplings) and yam puffs, are done well, and the century egg and lean meat congee is done the way we like it — smooth yet not too thick. They also have some unique offerings such as the siew mai with spinach, deep-fried prawn and mango sesame fritters and pan-fried pork pancake. A must-try is the crispy red bean with banana pancake from the dessert tray. Go ahead, wave them over, loudly. For more buffet reviews, click here http://www.hungrygowhere.com/gallery/52-best-buffets-2014-*gid-033e3101/photos/#28c60100
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21 Jan 2014 • 16 reviews • 0 follower

Nice dim sum but a bit pricey

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For details, http://gingybite.blogspot.sg/2014/01/yum-cha.html
Overall, the dim sum here was decent. Our favorites here are braised chicken feet and paper wrapped chicken. The chicken feet were 'puffed up' well, allowing it to soak up the sweet and spicy sauce to produce a succulent texture. It was so addictive that we ordered a second portion! Paper wrapped chicken was one of their chef recommended dishes. There were two chicken mid joint wings wrapped up in each paper bag, making it convenient for sharing. The wings had a fragrant ginger taste and the sauce was thick and flavorful!
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