My husband and I both are an ardent fan of Chinese food but unfortunately even after exploring many restaurants here in Dubai,not even one could satisfied our foodie soul in true manner until we tried YUAN (Yum Cha) Restaurant. This sophisticated Chinese restaurant and bar is located at the entrance to the Avenues in Atlantis The Palm
Before going there I was assuming it a high end restaurant where I will be having an experience of some hits and miss but delightfully it proved me wrong. I was not only impressed with the food but the interiors here are treat to the eyes. Its hard not to be impressed with the striking and contemporary setup here. Idea of brunch always excite me so I decided to try the same there.
We were welcomed warmly by the staff and ushered to our reserved table. After setting down in the laps of oriental inner courtyard seating, we ordered our food. YUAN also offers relaxed and serene escape in their cozy private dining room. The menu here is concise but varied, including an extensive list of expertly steamed dim sum. All other food choices are of a high standard, as well as the delicious and refreshing traditional ice tea.
We started off our culinary journey with Jasmine Tea, that enliven ourselves immediately. In starters we got to try assorted dim sums like Steamed Barbecued Chicken Buns, Steamed Chicken Dumplings with Shrimps and Tobaika and Fried Crispy Shrimps Dumplings. All were steamed perfectly and I bet! just after one bite you would like to keeping eating non stop. Make sure to enjoy them right away while they are hot. Crispy Shrimps was a bit on heavy side due to being deep fried but who is counting calories here, right? 😉
After all this we indulge into the main course, what we ordered? San-Bei Chicken, Fish Fillet and Crispy Noodle with chicken. San Bei Chicken a beautifully presented dish not only treat to eyes but for palates too. The chicken pieces were mindfully combine with sweet basil, red chili and spring onion. Fish was another hit dish on our table. Savor each pieces with a delightful flavor of sweet and sour. Fancy noodles? don’t worry they have some amazing choices in it to satisfy your taste buds. Don’t forget to try crispy noodle served with sliced chicken in black pepper sauce. Finger licking good!!
After such a delectable food it was dessert time. Expect traditional treats to notch up your experience. We tried Butter Milk Roll, Sesame Balls and Mango Sago with Pomelo. I am glad I went with the server’s choice for both the desserts. No wonder I will go back for butter milk roll, they were light, fluffy and served hot. Oh my God!!! can’t tell you how mouthwatering they were. Its a must try and and mango sago is a Hong Kong dessert said to be invented in 1984. It is composed of mango, pomelo, sago, coconut milk, cream and sugar. Last but not the least sesame balls were fried and filled with oozing chocolate fondue, a new combo for me of sesame and chocolate and I loved it 🙂
I would highly recommend this place to my followers and no doubt this restaurant sets a new standard for Chinese gastronomy and offers guests with an extraordinary dining experience.