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Yum Cha – Traditional Dim Sum with Creative Appearance

April 13, 2021

Name (English): Yum Cha
Name (Chinese): 飲茶
Category: Food & Beverages
Phone Number: +852 37088081
Address (English): Shop 1-2, 2/F, Nan Fung Place, 173 Des Voeux Road Central, Central
Address (Chinese): 香港中環德輔道中173號南豐大廈2樓
Address Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/gbMMk3HzN54TmNiv7
Address longitude and latitude: 22.28587205820747, 114.15437955307807
Nearest MTR Station: Sheung Wan Station Exit E1
Nearest MTR Station Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/K8iVHhij6DzAX8oK6
Nearest MTR Station longitude and latitude: 22.28602728892813, 114.15338618657988
How far from the nearest MTR Station: 2-minute walk from Sheung Wan Station Exit E1
Opening Hours:
MON 11:30 – 22:00
TUE 11:30 – 22:00
WED 11:30 – 22:00
THU 11:30 – 22:00
FRI 11:30 – 22:00
SAT 11:30 – 22:00
SUN 11:00 – 22:00
Budget (per person): HKD100-200
Recommended Food/Drinks: Hot Custard Molten Bun, BBQ Piggy Bun
Recommended Time to Visit: anytime during opening hours
Accessibility Note: easy access
Reminder: 17:00 – 17:30 closed for cleaning


“Yum Cha”, literally meaning “drink tea” in Cantonese, refers to the tradition where families gather in the morning to have dim sum together. In the old days, dim sum was only served in the early morning and sold out by 9 am. However, as living habits change, it is also served through lunch and tea time. In recent years, having dim sum has become an all-day dining experience. You can even enjoy it for dinner. 

Huge bamboo baskets in the kitchen

Yum Cha not only serves dim sum all day long but also gives it a little twist by turning dim sum into different kinds of animals, giving the traditional food a new visual and playful experience. 

Hot Custard Molten Bun is the most signature dish. The filling of the bun, molten custard, is mainly made of salted duck egg (鹹蛋黃) and butter which give its liquid texture. Before taking a bite, have your camera ready – poke a hole on its body with your chopstick and squeeze the bun. The filling flows out as if it’s puking! 

Photo time!

Another lovely bun is the BBQ Piggy Bun which is actually “Chai Siu Bao” (叉燒包). When the bun is steamed, the fat from the Chai siu is absorbed by the bun. When you put it in your mouth, the aroma and sweetness from the bun complement each other perfectly.

Char siu literally means “fork roasted” 

Yum Cha also serves a good choice of main dishes. If you come in a group of 4, you may order 2 to 3 dim sum along with 2 to 3 main courses. This will fill your stomach for the rest of the afternoon.

A great place to enjoy food and reconnect with friends and family
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