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About Us

Yum Cha literally means "drink tea" in Cantonese. The traditional Cantonese brunch involves Chinese tea and Dim Sim. Each item of Dim sim is meticulously hand made with love by our chefs at Dragons. Yum cha items generally involves small portions of steamed, pan-fried, and deep-fried dim sum dishes served in bamboo steamers, which are designed to be eaten communally and washed down with tea. Yum Cha is not only a Chinese Cuisine but an enjoyment of food culture. 


Going back in History yum Cha can be traced back to the period of the Xianfeng Emperor (1850–1861), who first referred to establishments serving tea as yi li guan (一厘馆, '1-cent house'). As time progressed this concept of 1-cent houses evolved into tea parlours where the combination of entertainment and Cantonese Cuisine have been merged. 


In the current future Yum Cha culture has become a place to congregate and gather over food. From a traditional perspective yum Cha varies from each parlour but at Dragons we strive to keep the tradition alive with a 'old school' yum Cha experience. 


The phrase "let's go yum Cha" has been a common saying through out households and us used to invite colleagues, family and friends to bond and keep up with the latest news. 


So next time you say "let's go yum Cha" don't forget to come into Dragons as we hope to see you in the near future. 


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