Despite sounding like a sneeze, since Alan Yau (of Wagamama and Hakkasan fame) opened Yauatcha , it remains one of my favourite places in MUMBAI to eat. Maintaining a Michelin star since a long time now, I believe part of Yauatcha’s success is its seemingly unique ability to be both formal and relaxed; suit large groups, small groups or individual diners; be perfect for a feast or a light bites; but must of all, its success has to come down to the always quality dim sum, drinks and, of course, desserts served.Originating along China’s Silk Road, dim sum has, over hundreds of years developed from roadside teahouses to the culinary art form we know today. Translating as “a little bit of heart” or “touch of the heart” dim sum still has connections with the drinking of tea. The name Yauatcha being Alan Yau’s play on words of the Cantonese phrase ‘Yum cha’, which means ‘to drink tea’; it had been a hot day on my recent late lunch / early dinner, so breaking with tradition, we ordered an Iced Tea of Lime and Passion (with kiwi and lime ice tea and jasmine tea). There is a great selection of soft drinks at Yauatcha and they are not “all ice and no taste” as is served in some places, mine certainly hit the spot. To accompany the tea, we were served a total of six dishes. Arriving in a trio of stackable ‘zheng long’ (bamboo steaming baskets), the mixture included; Chicken and Prawn Shanghai Dumpling, Chicken char sui bun, Prawn and Chinese dumpling followed by Vegetarian Shanghai Dumpling and Fried Turnip Cake. All in all it was a great experience. He is got the Style definitely recommends you to visit this yet another wonderful spot to answer you hunger pangs.
FOOD AND LOCATION COURTESY: YAUATCHA, B.K.C. ,MUMBAI.