Lunar New Year Afternoon Tea at Yauatcha

6th February 2014











The other day on a cosy late afternoon, before the daylight dimmed to lifeless charcoal dusk, I invited my other sister Isabella of ‘Rockin’ That Gem‘ blog, to sample some little Chinese New Year treats at Yauatcha.  I’ve eaten at Yauatcha quite a few occasions,  lunch and dinner, business and pleasure, it is one of my favourite dim sum venues in London and has never let me down.

Quietly sipping warm jasmine tea and peach and guava smoothie, giving ourselves a few minutes to warm up our stomaches before gorging on handsome dim sum, and find a topic to start a conversation, blogging of course!  We ordered the Yauatcha Signature Dim Sum Menu for 2 guests, the menu consists of;

  • Blue swimmer crab, with peanut and sesame dressing.
  • Venison puff.
  • Poached Peking chicken dumpling.
  • Har gau.
  • Pork and prawn shui mai.
  • Seafood dumpling soup.
  • Three style mushroom cheung fun.
  • Crispy aromatic duck, quarter.
  • Fried chilli squid, with oatmeal and curry leaf.
  • Chinese vegetable.

Our favourites were the Blue swimmer crab and Three style mushroom cheung fun, both hearty, interesting and fulfilling – substance over style, and perhaps a tiny touch of art in the flavour.  I loved the beautiful glossy Chinese vegetable (so picture perfect), fresh, simple, crunchy, makes a perfect snack on its own.

We ended the afternoon tea with a winning dessert to celebrate the Year of the Horse, limited edition Red Macarons depicting the Chinese character for the Year of the Horse, filled with mandarin ganache and mandarin pate de fruit for prosperity and luck.  Red Petits Gateux in the shape of a traditional Chinese New Year lantern, a jasmine mousse filled with a honey panna centre, with caramelised mandarins and sesame brittle for luck, fortune and fertility.  As well as a bespoke window display created by the Harvey Nichols visual display team exclusively at Yauatcha until the 10th February.  They created a large red origami-style Perspex horse jumping into the front window, with a flowing mane and tail made of 1,000 red folded envelopes, hand made by luxury paper merchant GFSmith.  A lavishing display where fashion meets food, sadly, I missed their traditional Chinese dragon dance performance on Sunday.

Anyways, Happy Lunar New Year everyone!

Many thanks to Yauatcha for having us!
Yauatcha is located at: 15 – 17 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 0DL (see Google map)

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  • Reply Jenessa 7th February 2014 at 01:09

    好吸引呀啲甜品 !

  • Reply Leung Foodie 7th February 2014 at 01:14

    看着不错啊 😀

  • Reply Mok 7th February 2014 at 01:18

    Gorgeous photography. Happy new year!

  • Reply Lundy 7th February 2014 at 01:19

    We love your blog. Have a wonderful year of the horse and peace.

  • Reply Jillyu Shing Chen 7th February 2014 at 01:59

    China Town look so vibrant and lively this year, hope you’re enjoying the celebration with family and friends. Those dishes look good, I hope to visit there one day.

  • Reply Apple Choi 7th February 2014 at 09:20

    Love it.

  • Reply Michelle Lee 7th February 2014 at 10:49

    Wish you all the best luck this year Kit!

  • Reply Sarah Lise 7th February 2014 at 22:00


  • Reply Banu 7th February 2014 at 22:48

    I love dim sum, thanks for sharing your wonderful experience with us, I will certainly visit Yauatcha one day.

  • Reply Candy Candy 7th February 2014 at 22:55

    Happy new year, Kit!
    Loving the photos here.

  • Reply Francesca Him 8th February 2014 at 20:54

    The food look incredible, beautifully presented, the delicious dessert look worth every treat til the end.

  • Reply Lawrence Vintage 8th February 2014 at 20:57

    happy new year!

  • Reply Cool Milk 8th February 2014 at 20:58


  • Reply Ingrida 8th February 2014 at 21:00

    Love this post very much, have a wonderful Chinese new year, Kit!

  • Reply Yuenny P 9th February 2014 at 12:07

    Dim Sum and macarons, what more do you want? It’s heaven.

  • Reply Winnie 9th February 2014 at 22:17

    Those are the CUTEST macarons – this looks so yummy Kit.

  • Reply Victoria Ross 25th February 2014 at 22:06

    Beautiful looking website. Love the decor. The horses in the front window are a real eye catcher. I’ll have to check it out asap!

    Thanks for sharing,

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