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[London] Yauatcha 丘記茶苑

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Yauatcha 丘記茶苑

Add: 15-17 Broadwick Street, London W1F 0DL
Tel: 020 7494 8888
Hours: [Mon-Fri] 12~11:30pm [Sun] 12~10:30pm (closed on Sun)
Price: [afternoon dim sum set for two] £38, [a la carte] £30~45/person
Website: www.yauatcha.com
Visited on: Jan 2013

The decor at Yauatcha looks more like a posh cocktail bar than a dim sum joint, but apparently it serves some of London’s best and most innovative Cantonese food. Created by Alan Yau, also the man behind Wagamama, Busaba Eathai, and Hakkasan (all very popular dining spots in London), Yauatcha received one Michelin star in 2004 and has retained it since then.

I went in the afternoon for “A Taste of Yauatcha”, which is a dim sum set for two at the price of £38. The best you can find in London? Probably not, but it sure is a good deal for this expensive city.

A selection of Chinese tea, included in the set.

Lalu (£9.80) – Belvedere vodka, lemongrass, lime, oolong tea and lychee juice. The concept of incorporating tea in cocktails is interesting, but the tea flavor wasn’t really there.

Condiments.

Shrimp dumplings, and prawn, cuttle fish and zucchini dumplings.

Prawn shiu mai with chicken, king crab Shanghai siew long buns.

Sticky rice in lotus leaf.

Prawn and beancurd cheung fun.

Baked venison puff, sweet potato mushroom mei-si roll.

We tagged on an a la carte order of spicy pork Szechuan wonton (£4.60), but it’s not really worth it.

“A Taste of Yauatcha” was far from the best dim sum I’ve tasted, but the set did its job in satiating my craving for the mean time.

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January 24th, 2013 at 3:13 am

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