Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Yauatcha, London

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) 

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  1. The food looks really great, but sadly it's not true Chinese dimsum, instead they're more of a fusion-cuisine served the dimsum way.

    But if the har gau is excellent... Let's just say I'm a sucker for them.

    PS. Please post more Singapore food posts! You've been my go-to guide recently for great places to dine!

  2. Thank you for your comments. I am off to Singapore at the end or March! :-)


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