Yum cha, it's the cuisine that's made up of at least several different snacks to form a meal in its entirety. It's often dumpling heavy, but you can find everything from your go-to special fried rice to spicy barramundi depending on which menu you're looking at. And right now, you can recreate the experience at home with the best yum cha delivery in Melbourne.
Red Door Yum Cha
The Red Door Yum Cha menu is stacked with only high-grade dumplings ranging from lobster & scallop, prawn & crab, chicken & peanut, vegetarian, Shanghai pork and corn & prawn. Other must-tries include the pulled pork with spiced honey, spinach and green tea noodles and slow-cooked chilli and lime leaf chicken.
The yum cha veteran of the south is open for pick up and delivery via Doordash.
SOUTH YARRA & CBD
For the discerning dumpling lover, Oriental Teahouse has nailed the art of yum cha with its considered and perfectly-portioned menu. The signature Xia Long Bao isn’t the only reason that this OG dumpling house is one of known for some of the best yum cha Melbourne has to offer, you see, Oriental Teahouse have one of Melbourne’s most renowned fried rice dishes—it’s called the Legit Special Fried Rice, and it’s an essential for anyone doing yum cha from home or when dining in, whenever that may be.
Available for pick up and delivery via Deliveroo.
Din Tai Fung
The hype was palpable when Din Tai Fung opened in our city. Hailed as some of the best yum cha outside of Asia, and certainly some of the best yum in Australia, you can now get their goods sent direct to door. Din Tai Fung’s standards are outrageously high, both in taste and presentation—place an order through the website or via Deliveroo and Easi to see for yourself.
David’s is a mainstay of the yum cha scene in Melbourne, and has been for some time now. The 20 year’s of heritage is obvious in every dish they do; highlights include the san choi bao and authentic Chinese pork belly. Right now, you can score yourself a family feed for four from as little as $65—it’s available ready to eat and as a cooking kit if you’d rather kill some time in the kitchen.
Order directly from David’s website.
Hu Tong Dumpling Bar
You know you’re in the right place for classic Chinese yum cha when there’s a menu that’s at least five pages long. As you’d be aware, you can’t dine in at Hu Tong right now, so that menu looks a little different in appearance, but it still tastes just as good. It’d a long scroll to the bottom on Deliveroo, Uber Eats and Eat Club, but well worth it. Get on those handmade chilli wontons stat, then pair it with one of the lighter dishes on the menu like the Peking duck pancake and you have some of the best yum cha Melbourne can serve up at home right now.
Tim Ho Wan
There’s a Michelin-star chef behind this international yum cha sensation, so you know they’re doing something right. The whole menu will satisfy your deepest yum cha cravings, but Time Ho Wan is famous for pork buns, so order at least a few to argue over with your family or flatmates.
Tim Ho Wan, known for some of the best yum cha in Melbourne and Asia, is available for pick up, or deliver through Easi and Deliveroo.
Crystal Jade comes in as some of the more traditional yum cha in Melbourne, so expect several confronting dishes you may not find elsewhere in Melbourne, like the chicken soup with dried fish maw. Check out the seafood-heavy menu on the SOSURE app or pick up in person.
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