Thursday, April 23, 2009

Yum Cha in the Valley

It’s that time of the year again when bean counters (in Australia) are busy predicting the future. That basically means I’ve got very little time to blog.

Renovated Fortitude Valley Station

So for the purpose of keeping this blog alive I’m posting some photos of Brisbane’s premier Chinatown and some of our favourite yum cha dishes.

Chinatown Pagoda being rebuilt

Wishing Fountain

Sharks' Fins for sale (not very eco friendly)

There are a lot better yum cha houses around Brisbane but we go to Chinahouse in Fortitude Valley for the convenience. It’s very central. Parking is ample. Their dishes are good (but could be better). The important thing to remember is to get to the restaurant early enough to guarantee freshness and to avoid long queues.

Lola and the kids enjoying their early lunch

Mom's favourite (taro dumplings)

Sticky Rice with Chicken and Lap Chong

Deep Fried Calamari

Sharks' Fin Dumplings

Pork Ribs with Black Beans

Chicken Feet, of course!

Prawn Dumplings

BBQ Pork Buns

Gai Lan w/ Oyster sauce...for balance ;)

And to finish off, custard tarts

The Bill!


Joelen said...

What great pics!!

Tangled Noodle said...

I am so hungry for dim sum now! These all look soooo good - but if I could, I'd order multiple servings of chicken feet and the sticky rice in lotus leaf. [Drooling]

The Beancounter said...

Thanks Joelen!

The Beancounter said...

We sure had multiples of them TN!