Wednesday, April 20, 2016

[FOOD TASTING] Mother's Day Special at Yum Cha

Happy Mother's Day in advance!
Everyone should know that this year, Mother's Day is on the 8th of May 2016. If you don't, you might to do something about it! Why not try Yum Cha? They are well-known for their quality dim sum, and they are whipping up 3 special items for Mother's Day! The items will be available from the 1st - 14th of May 2016 at both the Yum Cha Chinatown and Yum Cha Changi outlets.

A couple weeks ago, I was at Yum Cha Chinatown for a tasting preview on the upcoming special items on the Mother's Day. A big thanks to Tracy for extending her invite to me!

The food concept for celebrating Mother's Day this year is to recreate memories for the customers, as well as invoke long-lost memories and nostalgic tastes of traditional Chinese dishes that mothers and grandmothers would remember from their hometowns.

The first special item was the Braised Pork with Preserved Vegetables Bun (SGD2/pc). It is a notable classic Chinese dish, and was eaten. however, because they were escaping from wars in China, the dish was spread to different parts of Asia!

The bun was delicious, even though the ingredients were simple. Somehow, I found the price a little hefty for a small bun like this.

Next up was the Pan-fried Salted Fish Bun (SGD5/3pcs) which is a traditional Chinese dish that has its origins from Guangdong province in China. The bottom of the bun is seared to golden brown.

I am a big fan of salted fish, and although the filling was flavorful, I found it a tad too dry for my liking.

The Fish Maw with Shrimp Paste (SGD4.80/3pcs) was tasty. Each and everyone at the tasting preview was singing praises on this dish.

The Pumpkin Yam and Golden Cake (SGD4.20/3pcs) was an interesting snack. I was surprised and totally in love with this dish as the yam and pumpkin complemented each other very well. Thumbs up!

Seafood signature at Yum Cha, Salted Egg Prawns bore an impressive presentation. However, the look on the dish and its taste did not seem to tally with each other. It would be better if the salted egg penetrated into the shell, so that it could have enhanced the taste of the whole dish.

Black Pepper Lotus Beef Slice was my favorite dish of the night. I helped myself to several servings. The beef slices were tender and juicy. The fried lotus roots were like crispy chips and they were super addictive too.

7 Flavors Tofu got its name as the Chef used 7 different spices for this dish, and it was unique as it gave different taste to everyone!

I tasted the tofu and I found it had a sweet aftertaste, but Tracy found it salty instead. This really made it an interesting dish!

Fried Vermicelli Seafood (SGD28) tasted decent, but the ONE thing worth mentioning was the generosity on the amount of ingredients on the vermicelli!

Lastly, our tasting session ended with a sweet note, and yes, we had some desserts which were another special dish for the Mother's Day celebration - Almond Tarts (SGD3.20/ 3pcs).

The almond taste was strong which might be a turn-off for people who do not like almond. The tart has a soft and flaky texture and it tasted good too. It can be served either chilled or warm. The tarts were served warm to us during the tasting. Oh well, I would have preferred to try both the hot and cold versions in order to do comparison.

For more information, do check out their website or their Facebook Page
20 Trengganu Street (Off Temple Street)
#02-01 Singapore 058479
TEL: 6372 1717  
6 Changi Business Park Ave 1
UE Bizhub East, #01-33
Singapore 486017
TEL: 6789 1717

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