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“Dim sum craze!”
Review of Yum Cha Restaurant

Yum Cha Restaurant
Ranked #591 of 11,767 Restaurants in Singapore
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Reviewed March 29, 2013

I loved this place. The more the merrier! Not the most straight forward way to find the entrance, but clear enough. Once up on the 2nd Floor, you get welcomed by... people queuing! But do not give up, because the turn-over rate is factory-like and you will be seated in no time. I think I waited 10 or 15 min once, but it is worth it! A woman cruise by to note down how many of you will be eating (that's how the queue never stays long enough for you to complain, usually).

You get to your table and get served straight away some Jasmine tea, and then either trollies or waitresses zig-zag between tables to present you their freshly steamed or fried dishes. The waitresses then tick the boxes on the receipt that lives on the table. Generally you will end up with a USD 20 note per person, and that is for a full belly!

I only tried the Dim Sum and other buns, but it had became my Sunday ritual and I recommend it to whoever stops in Singapore long enough to visit this restaurant.

Ho, and please try the mango Sago. It's a liquid mango dish with clear rice beads, and it is soooo refreshing. Do get rebutted by its appearance, and try it!

Thank Marie B
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

Very good hrs to do yum cha. Food very good and prices very good. Up on the 1st floor off Temple St. We were given a good recomendation by a local to this restaurant.

Thank Pilbaragirl61
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Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant - went for yum cha, steamed dumplings were great, Peking duck pancakes yummy and fried prawn wontons great. Spring rolls only average. Friendly service and a mix of local and western customers. 6 dishes, peanuts and 3 soft drinks cost $S36. Would definately return

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Thank Natalie S
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

From the moment we entered the staff were sour and certainly far from sweet. No help was offered ordering and when the bland dull food arrived we had to ask for bowls which were ceremoniously dumped still stacked on the table, how a place like this exists I do not know, maybe they just don't like foreigners and are happy to rely on local trade, most certainly would never go back or in deed recommend.

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Thank ADBAC
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

We have been here a few times now, and have even taken visiting guest here. The dim sum is very good the Xiaolongba are very tasty, as the is the deep fried banana and red bean and the mango pudding. Service is a bit slow though, but we think its worth it.

Thank Mish013
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