It was so difficult to choose! Our breakfasts at home are gorgeous, fruit, muesli, yoghurt, or eggs and herbs from the garden, not to mention home-made sourdough toast …. but one of my favourite breakfasts is Yum Cha.
Our sons lived in the inner city (Sydney) while they were at university, so we would all meet now and then at Chinatown for Yum Cha, which literally translates as ‘drink tea’. Usually we would crowd with a stairway queue at East Ocean, or trail up escalators to Silver Spring, or cram into elevators for Marigold, then wait while waiters and waitresses ran to and fro, eventually shouting our name or number. As soon as we were seated tea would arrive, then the trolleys laden with delicious steamed buns, rice noodles and dumplings, steamed greens, and all manner of Chinese delicacies. We always finished with egg tart and coconut or mango pudding, with great sighs and protests of “no more thank you!” as the fragrant steaming trolleys continued their procession past our table. Here are some more pics, a selection taken over the past 10 years.