Unwrapping the leaves revealed the glutinous rice inside. It was not as plain as it looks, there were generous amount of meat hidden inside the glutinous rice!
Seafoods were chopped and wrapped inside the wanton skin - yielding these seafood rolls ($3.8). Love every mouthful of it!
This is called crystal chives dumpling ($3.8), probably because the skin of the dumpling was transparent and crystal clear. The skin was chewy and each dumpling is packed with the goodness of chives.
Har gau and siew mai are the two classic dishes that we always order in dim sum places, so that we can have something common to compare across different restaurants. DG thought that the skin of this Yum Cha prawn dumpling ($4.6) was a tad too thick, but the prawn was fresh and crunchy. I found two prawns inside my dumpling!
Yum Cha provides spacious and comfortable seatings, the set ups are in wooden theme, including the floor. We could feel the wooden floor shaking whenever people walked pass us.
Took a look back when leaving the restaurant. Overall, nice dim sum but a bit pricey.
After lunch, we continued our walk at Chinatown. It was very crowded and we were walking at snail's pace. Chinatown comes alive with the new year songs played in the air and new year charm and goodies sold by the stalls. Red and yellow are auspicious color for Chinese, you can see these color everywhere in Chinatown.
Do you notice that all these preserved food were named in idioms with auspicious meaning?