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Marigold, Sydney

Yum cha – something I crave once in a while. It certainly has been a while since I had yum cha so asked a friend if she would come with me. Thank goodness she said yes! So one early Saturday morning, T and I rocked up at Marigold at 10 am, it was still quiet but by about 11.30am, the place was pumping and busy!

We started with chicken feet (feng zhao) a must get for me when going to yum cha. The silky skin, the chewy bones, the spicy sauce, it was excellent and heavenly.

The prawn dumplings is another favourite of mine, the pastry thin and smooth, with large, moreish prawns. It was hard to stop at just one.

The soft, slippery beef tendons were delicious, slightly chewy and incredibly flavoursome.

I love the fried rice noodles, slightly pan fried on the outside and dipped with peanut sauce is just wonderful. Talk about carb over load but this dish I love!

Steamed garlic chive dumplings (gow chi gow), another favourite of mind.

I have grown up with bbq pork steamed buns (char siu bao), so this I love!

Steamed vegetables, just to be ‘healthy’.

And for dessert, egg tarts (dan tat) and it did not disappoint. Served hot, the pastry was crispy and flaky, the custard supremely eggy and absolutely delightful! It was the perfect way to end the meal.

There are a couple of dishes that was missing on my yum cha list, mainly the steamed dumplings but it’s always hard to eat a lot food with just two people and I think we did a pretty darn good effort! From memory it was about $22 per person, which is ok but not as cheap as it used to be that’s for sure! Marigold did not disappoint, besides East Ocean, this would probably my ‘other’ favourite yum cha place. Definitely looking forward to my next Yum Cha brunch!

GA’s ratings: 7.5 / 10


689 George Street

Sydney 2000

Ph: +61 2 9261 8988

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  1. October 4, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Definitely my faves of the yum cha establishments around, but then I’m biased been coming since I was a tiny tot at the old Marigold first and then to this one. Now you have me craving prawn dumplings 🙂

  1. November 24, 2011 at 12:00 am

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