Yum cha craves in Sydney be like... this! It was our first time at East Ocean Restaurant, and my goodness, I'm already looking forward to the next time :)
Leon (my #instagramhusband // @hungrysydneysiders) and I, got super excited as this is our first yum cha after many, many months.
East Ocean is an old school yum cha restaurant in Sydney's Chinatown, Haymarket. A very Chinese restaurant kind of interior - decked out in red and gold carpeting with gold coloured trimmed staircase. Expect friendly trolley ladies pushing their carts filled with yumcha goodness!
We ordered a handful, off the extensive East Ocean menu. The yum cha staples in Sydney has got to be Har Gau (Tiger Prawn Dumplings), Siu Mai (Pork & Prawn Dumpings) and Steamed BBQ Pork Buns. These Cantonese favourites taste so good, that I went for seconds.
The Pan-Fried Pork Buns totally satisfied my porky cravings. It was highly recommended by everyone at East Ocean and it does not disappoint. Lightly pan-fried on the soft buns, the fillings inside was moist and succulent.
A must have in every yumcha is Chinese Brocolli. Perfectly steamed vegetable served with oyster sauce. Happy to tick my vegetable quota of the day.
My favourite has got to be Steamed Rice Noodle Rolls with Chinese Donut, Roast Duck and Mango Pancake. Who doesn't love Mango Pancakes?
East Oceans is an iconic Sydney yumcha spot (or call it a Chinese brunch if you like). Such an awesome place for family and friends, to gather and to eat to one's heart content. It's a happy place for me and I will be dreaming of Mango Pancake tonight!
East Ocean Sydney Level 1, 421-429 Sussex Street, Haymarket NSW 2000