Friday, 11 November 2016

VeganMoFo 2016 #11: Yum Cha, Yum Cha Man...

11th: Favourite Cuisine – Where does your favourite food come from?

I spoke about how much I love Thai and Japanese food for MoFo last year, so I wanted to do something different this year. I like a lot of different food, but there is a particular style of a cuisine that I am in love with. Chinese food, yeah, it's fine. But yum cha? Oh my gosh, I love yum cha! Nothing makes me more excited. I've blogged about Easy House before, and how much I love going down for yum cha. The beaches of the Gold Coast hold no attraction for me (fould evil burning day star magnified by sand and water), but yum cha is certainly a reason worth making the trip!

In honour of Mofo, and also just because we love going to yum cha, I went down recently with my friend Amy. It was a bit weird when we got there. Even though they had been open for an hour, they didn't have anything ready yet, so we had to order off the menu. Will still ate the same things we would have if they had been bringing them around on trays, but it didn't have quite the same feel to the experience. Oh well, the food was still good!

Satay chicken skewers.

Chicken Satay Skewer at Easy House

Steamed Pork Buns.

Steamed Pork Buns at Easy House

Pan-Fried Noodles in XO Sauce. The XO sauce normally just pushes my spice limit, but on this occasion it totally exceeded it. I sniffled through a little bit, thankfully Amy ate the rest.

Pan-Fried Noodles in XO Sauce at Easy House

Pork Buns.

Pork Buns at Easy House

Coriander Dumplings.

Coriander Dumplings at Easy House

Steamed Bean Curd Rolls. My favourite!

Beancurd Rolls at Easy House

Chicken and Bok Choy Dumplings.

Chicken and Bok Choy Dumplings at Easy House

Radish Cakes.

Radish Cakes at Easy House

On our way back, we stopped off at Flour of Life Bakery, a new vegan bakery that has opened up at Helensvale. Here are some bonus photos of pastries!

Flour of Life Bakery

Apple Crumble, Vanilla Slice, Chocolate Croissant from Flour of Life Bakery

Strawberry Tart, Fruit Flan, Lamington, Cherry Danish from Flour of Life Bakery

My favourites were the strawberry and fruit flans, the cherry danish and the chocolate croissant. The vanilla slice was good, but the icing was too sweet. The pastry on the apple tart was a bit smooshy, unfortunately. And the lamington was very dense and dry in texture.

Do you yum cha? Or dim sum, as it is known elsewhere?

Cute Kitty Photo of the Post


Handsome Patches, my third kitty, saying hello through the balcony.


  1. I've never actually been to a dim sum restaurant! It seems fun!

  2. Oh, I love dim sum! That all looks fantastic. One of my favorite restaurants with terrific vegan options is going to start having dim sum on Sundays. Very exciting!

  3. What lovely restaurant. The food looks so good! All of the dumplings and buns.
    And what better way to finish a meal than by checking out a bakery ;)
    What a cute patchy kitty!!!

    1. The bakery was the perfect cherry on top of an excellent yum cha sundae. ;)
      The yum cha place has quite a few GF options as well, so you would be looked after there!

  4. "fould evil burning day star magnified by sand and water"
    XD Yes, beaches are best for winter, spring, and fall, not summer. I at least assume this place is a beach.