Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Yum Cha

Yum Cha or 'drink tea" in Cantonese
is almost like a ritual for some families..
where the get together takes place in a restaurant specialising in Dim Sum over breakfast , lunch or brunch.

we had our Yum Cha the other day and I thought I'll share some photos with you..

We had puerh tea with dried chrysanthemum buds mixed into the concoction..

( You may add a couple of Chrysanthemum buds with your puerh and it gives a very balanced
taste, if you think stand alone puerh is too strong)

Hot steaming buns are served in these bamboo steamers on a pushcart.

Deep fried wanton skins filled with minced meat, chillies stuffed with fish or prawn paste

These are sheets of steamed rice flour rolls,
and some are made with fillings like slivers of barbeque pork,
 or seafood, served with a soy based sauce.

Deep fried crab claws with fish paste, minced prawns on sugar cane, banana and prawn rice rolls deep fried and all of these are served with mayonnaise..

And if I have not tempted your taste buds for tea and everything nice...
do visit Kimmie and the
T Tuesday bloggers for more delicious Tea stories..

Happy T Tuesday!!!


La Dolce Vita said...

this all looks so very yummy!!!!

Anonymous said...

A friend always brings me chrysanthemum for tea, so delicate. Food looks enchanting. xox Corrine

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

um gorgeous spread and your tea sounds delicious too dear Steph!

it's such fun to learn about other customs and treats

sharon said...

This is a feast for the eyes Steph! I love dim sum...still breaking in on the tea, but love to learn about other customs too. Thank you!

Yvonne said...

Reminds me of when I worked with my friend Lena, from China. She would bring traditional food from China to work, and I would bring traditional American food and we would share and try each others dishes.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It's lunch time here (just after 1 pm my time) and I am SO hungry. Just seeing all these beauties makes me really want to try some pu-erh tea and some minced prawns on sugar cane, maybe some steamed rice flour rolls filled with seafood, and wontons. Even the meat looked appetizing, making me almost wish I wasn't a vegetarian. Such a tempting post, dear.

Kimmie said...

As I read your post and saw the pictures, I realized it's nearly lunchtime! Oh, how I wish your dim sum were on the menu here today!!! what a wonderful wonderful lunch that would be! I'm glad to hear about the Crysanthemum buds mixed with puerh tea - I have both and I will try that combination next time!!!

Happy Tea today!!! Kimmie

*jean* said...

oo i'm so sorry i missed this post! everything looks divine!! and thanks for the tip on adding to the peurh (Sp) tea...i'm going to try that~!