My word, what a stressful rollercoaster of a week it's been and what better way to relieve some tension than with a yum cha date with my boy @titty.eats
. As luck would have it, I came across this amazing article about the best yum cha places in Wellington that got me frothing and in the mood, it's a brilliant piece of culinary literature so go check it out; link in bio.
I always knew @dragons_wellington
was right up there among the best Chinese eats in Wellington and this trip was a timely reminder. Hands down, my favourite yum cha dish is sticky rice and Dragons does not mess about in this arena. Their rice, glistening brighter than your future, has the perfect consistency and level of stickiness with such a seductively firm bite to it, packing chunks of chicken and tangy Chinese sausage within.
A real surprise package today was the spicy cold shredded chicken salad; I thought GoGo Music Cafe in Auckland were the kings of Chinese-style cold meats but damn Dragons can hold their own. The spicy sauce has such a refreshingly zesty kick that goes well with the juicy slivers of chicken, and the whole thing is smothered in a truly obscene amount of coriander which just takes it up at least seven notches.
A yum cha date without desserts is a yum cha date wasted, and once again, Dragons delivers. Their mochi balls come dusted with either chocolate or matcha powder and if you haven't tried their lava custard buns yet, why are you even bothering with life? Check out that sweet, sugary sin just spilling out of that Pandora's box of a bun; it's like an Asian creme egg but exponentially so much better in every way.
Verdict: If you're hankering for yum cha in Wellington then you better make like Bruce Lee and Enter the Dragon(s). 9.6/10.
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