So a quick lunch at the original Yauatcha today and a reminder that it still does dim sum elegantly whilst lacking the top punch of the very best individual places.
Crab XLB were plump and full of soup, but I think I prefer Leong’s Legend. The grilled chicken potstickers are good, but not a patch on Mao Tai. Soft and unctuous Har Gau felt how they should and went well with the restaurant made superior chilli sauce. The prawn and beancurd cheung-fun however remains the gold standard for me.
Alongside it we had reliable venison puffs and a not very good crispy chilli squid which I always forget to not order here as their version is not great.
So overall - a good if not great option that is reliably strong across the board. As an alternative the much cheaper, more HK style New Loon Fung (upstairs through the Gerrard St entrance) is still my go to lunch time dim sum fix.