Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Yauatcha in London

{Yauatcha's excellent dumplings, cheung fun and lotus rice packets}
Oh dim sum! You delicious little things, you're so hard to find in truly tasty (not bland, over-greasy, over-salty) form. (This is sadly true even in Hong Kong!) Thankfully, Yauatcha gets it right.

This is not your typical dim sum house, no loud din or foodcarts.

And it might be hard, but save room for beautiful tea & bonbons!

P.S. Yauatcha is Michelin starred. :)
P.P.S. On a totally different note, it's late musician Peter Tosh's birthday. I've listened to Downpressor Man since childhood & it got me through challenging times...music can have such power.

(Collage 1 images via Le Petit Patissier, Town & Country Travel and London Chow. Remaining images via Yauatcha; last image via London Evening Standard.)

41 comments:

BenchesandChandeliers said...

omg! all these things look so amazingly scrumptious!

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justine said...

these do look beautiful, I love dim sum, used to love going in Hong kong and part of the joy was watching the old women push the trolleys with their gold teeth showing! memories....

Jude said...

@BenchesandChandeliers - thanks so much! Love this stuff :)

@Justine - I love that vivid imagery! Conjures up my (brief) stay in Hong Kong. How fantastic to revisit...

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

I adore Peter Tosh's music;-)
It was my constant companion in Jamaica, Barbados and Mustique!
Hope you are well and enjoying Autumn. Ahhh, all that delicious looking food - must visit when next in London;-)

K and S said...

yum!

Signe said...

Oh my, this looks like such a nice spot, would love to dine there some day!

And it's good to be back, thank god they let me on that plane :)

angelcel said...

...And now I'm feeling peckish! :)

Indie.Tea said...

Sigh...it all looks so amazing. Such beautiful presentation. I WANT!

Collette Osuna said...

LOVE your pics...Im turning into such a foodie!!


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Stacey said...

Such eye candy here Jude! I could just dive into the screen and devour it all-lol! I grew up with Peter Tosh and still jam to his music at home. He is definitely one of the greats! Happy Tuesday and great post! XX

Nicole said...

Wow, those desserts look amazing! I really do love dim sum too, but often times don't want to go because of the typical dimsum environment that you mentioned briefly. It makes me feel very nervous and frustrated, with everyone yelling and chewing so loudly!

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

just one of the reasons why i miss my hometown whilst living here in france the traditional land of 'french is best' regarding anything foodie..

Café Bellini said...

Oh my God I love love love dim sum and it's so hard to get the good stuff. When I was on business trips to HK I would always stuff my face with these. I like the foodcarts and the noisy atmosphere, actually... but I wouldn't say no to a posh michelin-starred restaurant like this, either!

Lady Grey said...

Wow, this place looks incredible! Definitely not your average dim sum ; )
YUM!

Annie said...

oh wow, everything looks SO delicious!!
I have to admit I'm unfamiliar with Peter Tosh - will have to check him out! xo

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Perfect timing. We just started planning an England trip for next which might include a few days in London - my restaurant possibility list has just begun!

kirstyb said...

yummy xx

Vinda Sonata said...

OMG the first picture really makes me hungry.
great post as always, jude!!

Melissa Blake said...

of course i had to see this before lunch!

Ginta said...

Oh, it all looks so tasty! And now I'm craving Chinese and macaroons :)

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Almost too pretty to eat!

Dancing Branflake said...

I love Dim Sum like none else but haven't had it in so long. You are so right- it's hard to find the good stuff. Now I am extra craving it!

Isabel said...

i LOVE dimsum!

lisa said...

Since we cannot get goo dim sum here either, may I just have doubles on the tea and bon bons??
Wonderful photographs Jude!

Rosie said...

Oh, that looks so very inviting! Sigh - I'm hungry now...!
And I bookmarked it...! :-)

Nikki said...

Jude, this is seriously making me crave sushi! these are some beautiful pictures.
xx
Nikki

Diana Mieczan said...

That place is one too visit for sure! Wow..Great food:) Btw: I love Hugh Fearnley and his baked apples:)
Hugs and kisses,sweetie
Happy Tuesday

Diana Mieczan said...

to not too:)

Amber Blue Bird said...

everything looks delicious, I always find I consume way too much at a dim sum restaurant

Jude said...

Thanks for all your awesome comments! :)

Meghan said...

I have never actually had dim sum! There are tons of places around here, but I just haven't gone...

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Jude this looks amazing! I'm so hungry that I'm practically ready to eat the screen :) Next time I'm in London I will definitely be checking it out!

Hope you're having a wonderful day xoxo

Style, She Wrote said...

I want to eat EVERYTHING in this post. YUM!

MarchMusings said...

If I could I'd have dim sum every Sunday. But we have to be quick as the best stuff gets over fast. This place looks very cool and up-market. I bet their dim sum are to-die-for

Jessica said...

Stop! You're making my mouth water! <3

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Gorgeous pictures Jude and I remember seeing them featured on was it Gordon Ramsay's challenge?

Anyway will definitely put this on the list when we're visiting London!

Thanks for all of your sweet comments! I love reading your reviews and seeing your pictures and am now a follower. Hope you can follow along too! Have a great day!

Kristin said...

Why do you always have to make me hungry? HA! I want a macaron NOW!

Rowena... said...

I'm looking at the Taste of Yauatcha menu right now....Roasted duck pumpkin puff? Chicken taro croquette? I like! I like!

Kristin Hjellegjerde said...

What enticing pictures... I am dying of jealousy. This looks so tasty... yes, hungry! Missing Dim Sum, I have not found the best place for this in New York!
Have a wonderful evening:)

Claire Kiefer said...

Peter Tosh takes me straight back to growing up as well. Happy birthday to him! And wow, Michelin starred! I love the idea of dim sum, but it's so hard for me to eat since I am vegetarian. :(

Oh, My Darling said...

Ooh, I spy macaroons!

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