When was the last time you went yum-cha-cha-cha-ing? Can’t remember? We’re about to fix that.
From yum cha that’s a little posh to affordable digs that wave their yum cha flag on weekends only, we’re sharing the places we go to gorge on the best yum cha on the Sunshine Coast.
Embassy XO | Sunshine Beach
You’ve probably heard of Embassy XO‘s infamous yum cha by now, and if you haven’t, then this verdict (LINK) will get you up to speed. Sitting upstairs in Sunshine Beach with sea breezes and a stunning interior, Embassy XO is where you take a yum cha virgin or a yum cha know-it-all or basically anyone, to impress the bejeezus outta them.
Yum Cha takes place on Friday to Sunday from 12pm to 2pm. Embrace your pickiness and choose what you wish, or go the Yum Cha Banquet for only 34 bucks. (We totally recommend the banquet; in case you were wondering.) What’s on the menu? Pork dumplings with pumpkin puree (see, fancy!), BBQ Duck Buns, and crab spring rolls with chill mayo, just to name a few. Delish! Cha, cha, cha!
Where: Corner of Duke Street and Bryan Street, Sunshine Beach
Contact: 07 5455 4460
Yum Cha Cuisine | Maroochydore
This new gigantic yum cha joint is tucked along the Sunshine Plaza’s Riverwalk. Walk past and there’s no way you’ll be able to miss it. Perfect for those big work lunches or a weekend catch-up with all your BFFs, these guys can accommodate big groups without making a dent in their floor space—so you won’t get the guilts that you’re taking up the whole restaurant. Winning!
The food is chauffeured around Yum Cha Cuisine on yum cha carts (is that what they’re called?) creating a constant flow of dumplings, BBQ pork buns, and satay squid. This place WILL test your decision-making skills, so come with your “boss” hat on. Or sit with your back to the wall and get your yum cha buddy to make all the calls. Yes, no, yes, maybe later. Note: Yep, you’ve heard this one because it’s a chain, but it’s a good one. Promise!
Where: Sunshine Plaza, 154-164 Horton Parade, Maroochydore
Contact: 07 5443 8188
Sang’s | Alexandra Headlands
If you’re tossing up what to do on a Sunday for lunch and you happen to be lazing on the luscious white sand at Alex, do yourself a favour and duck across the road to Sang’s. This low-key, uber relaxed South-East Asian restaurant turns into a yum cha joint every Sunday from 12pm to 2.30pm. Do not say no to salt and pepper calamari or the scallop and prawn dumplings. You will regret it. Your week will be shit.
Where: Corner Alexandra Parade & Okinja Road, Alexandra Headland
Contact: 07 5475 4412
Image Credit: Daniel Hine