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Yauatcha

Having been at PHA Media for 6 months or so now (time really has flown by!) I felt that the Fashion & Lifestyle blog was a little lacking a crucial element that most social media hounds are these days, well versed in – a food post; be that commentary, or indeed a scrumptious ‘foodporn’ picture. So hand-in-hand with the New Year is the start of a monthly food entry; the first covering Yauatcha, the sleek and stylish Soho Cantonese.

It opened in 2004 and was made famous by Alan Yau – the London-based restaurateur, best known for founding Wagamama. Restaurant goers can honestly sample some mouth-watering delights, and it’s certainly well worth a visit (I myself have been many a time, despite the dent it makes to my bank balance).

It’s got some of the best quality dim sum in town, and what’s more, it’s served both day and night – night dim sum being a rare find in London’s China Town.

My personal favourites are the prawn cheung fun, the prawn sesame toast and sticky rice with chicken and dried shrimp – it comes wrapped in a lotus leaf. Equally delicious are the pumpkin balls; perfectly formed and tantalising on the taste buds!

 

Other dishes that are must haves include:

  • Char sui bun
  • Roasted duck pumpkin puff
  • Jasmine tea smoked ribs
  • Three style mushroom cheung fun

 

The interior is that of a stylish cocktail bar – the downstairs seating area has a bar with a full length fish tank underneath it – and it has an East meets West modern feel. The lighting is low, adding to the cool atmosphere. The staff are also always on had, helpful and attentive, never shy to fill up your wine glass – dangerous if you’re not watching how much you have already had!

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