The North West currently boasts just five restaurants with Michelin stars* and the closest of these is an hour drive away from my home.
As a result, when I visit London I am like a kid in a sweet shop. They say the streets are paved with gold… this is true if, like me, your idea of gold is a Michelin starred restaurant, because there seems to be one on every corner!
This may be a little bit of an exaggeration, but after eating nearby, I managed (by taking just a slightest of detours) to lead my unwitting wife to the corner Berwick St and Broadwick St where there happens to be a Michelin starred restaurant… Yauatcha.
“Oh, look… Yauatcha.” I said. “I wonder if they have a table?”
To cut a long story short… they didn’t. But they did have space at the bar. Result!
Having already eaten, we ordered a small selection of five of our Yauatcha favourites: Lobster dumpling with tobiko caviar; Har gau; Blue swimmer crab shui mai; Mushroom spring roll with black truffle and Venison Puffs.
Made freshly in house, all the dim sum are made from quality ingredients. This shines through in the flavour - after eating Yauatcha’s Shui mai and Har gau, they are sure to be come your benchmark for the future.
For dessert we shared a small selection of Yauatcha’s Macarons: Yuzu, Jasmine Tea, Mandarin & Salted Caramel.
Another thing I love about Yauatcha is their great choice of non-alcoholic drinks and quality teas. Favourites include Mandarin with lemongrass, mint, chilli & palm sugar and Kumquat with mandarin juice & jasmine tea and their Longjing (Dragon Well) tea from Taiwan.
*Fraiche (Merseyside) Simon Radley (Chester) Northcote Manor (Lancashire) L’Enclume and Holbeck Ghyll (Cumbria)