Sunday, 16 October 2011

Yum cha @ Citi zen

so for those of you who don't know (although everyone should know!) what yum cha is it practically means to "have tea" or "drink tea" its where delicious asian dumplings, cakes, tarts, vegetables, meats and everything and anything else nomy is either pushed around on carts to tables or they are offered by waiters/waitresses (usually you'll only have yumcha during morning/early afternoon time).Food is mainly steamed and extremely tasty and comes in small portions since the idea is to have "light meal" with he pleasure of tasting alot of different foods.
So yeah.. i went to yum cha with some family friends, my dad and grandmother yesterday at Citi zhen (located near kinng william st.)
lol here's some pictures for you to drool at :P
The decor in the new Citi zhen was so pretty ^^
forgot what this is called but the filling is crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, its wrapped around by a silky prawn rice noodle. Textures great and is a pleasure to eat! was a bit bland though..
Pan fried raddish cake! nice and crisp on the outside and soft and nomy on the inside wheen it came to us it was cold, how ever it was still super nomy!
i dont know why so many people think chicken feet are gross -.- seriously if you haven't tried well seasoned well cooked version of this you're MISSING OUT its the perfect balance of spicyness,saltiness and sweetness

Once you unravel these banana leaves the stickiest nomiest most fragrant and equally flavoursome sticky rice is revealed! It was uber hot though.. i had to blow on it before eating

This is probably one of my favourite dishes served at Yum cha, the pork is so succulent and is overflowing with delicious flavoursome juices once you bite into it, although there's really very little meat wrapped around the bones lol
This is pork wrapped in bean curd skin, the meat is so tender and juicy and is matched with the perfect balance of seasoning and vegetables texture is great too and it feels like it melts in your mouth!
EVERYONE knows what these are! EGG TARTS om nom nom.. the filling was so soft and smooth... but it was slightly too sweet.
Okay so LOL here's a sum up of citi zhen i guess
service: 3/5 (the waitress walked right past us at times even when we clearly wanted to the dish lol)
food:4/5 not the best yumcha i've had :/ but its still REAALLLY good
Dunno what else im meant to rate them on O.o haha now i feel all "food critiquey" X]
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