Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Yum Cha at Landmark, Sunnybank

Judging by the number of people waiting outside the restaurant it probably safe to say that Landmark is one of the most popular Chinese restaurants in Brisbane. I've heard lots of good things about its regular menu but we go there specifically for yum cha.

It's guaranteed you'll be waiting at least half an hour (if you're lucky). The wait can extend to over an hour during holiday periods.

Anyway, here's how it works at this restaurant:
1) You rock up to the guy (or girl) at the door.
2) You tell him (or her) how many there are in your party.
3) You get given a number.
4) And then you wait...and wait...

You might be horrified to be given number 347 when what's being called out is only 52. But take heart, it doesn't work sequentially, I think. I don't quite understand the system but it seems to be fairly efficient for the purpose.

There is nothing extraordinary about Landmark's yum cha selections. We tend to order pretty much the same things anyway so it is not really that big of a deal. The reason we keep coming back is because of the innovative way they serve these tasty oriental delights.

At Landmark you have a choice to either wait for the cart or pick up your favourite yum cha yourself from a very busy counter. Doesn't seem much but it makes a huge difference to very hungry diners. It's bad enough that you have to wait for a table. Having to wait some more for the carts to come by your table can turn the experience into something less than enjoyable.

And lest I forget, their yum cha taste very good too!


Knowledge to Reap said...

Excellent photos. Good choice of lighting and angles.

cusinera said...

That looks really good! We use to go sa Valley, but the 3 major yumcha joints there have some issues~ one got fined a couple of times by council, one is totally fast and rude, one serves leftover yumcha...we use to go to Marygold, Sunnybank before it burned down....I really want to try Landmark but everytime I pass by, ang rami nang tao and we're always in a hurry=)

The Beancounter said...

Much appreciated Knowledge to Reap!

The Beancounter said...

Cusinera, the main reason why i choose them kasi their yum cha seems fresher hindi tira...the taste is not mindblowing pero good naman...and the fact that you can go to the counter to get your yum cha guarantees you'll get it hot & fresh... try them... just be prepared to wait...

Julie A. Cox said...

I completely echo "knowledge to reap". Very good pictures! Had my mouth watering.

The Beancounter said...

i'm glad to cause you that effect Julie!

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darkchild1986 said...

hey, where is the location of this asian restuarant?

The Beancounter said...

Hello there darkchild1986... i normally include the address in my posts but forgot this one. Anyways, here it is:

Sunnybank Plaza (where Kmart is)
Shop 101
Mains Road
Sunnybank QLD
(07) 3344 3288