Wednesday, 23 May 2007

Yum Cha Posse

Stay posted also for YCP reports. The YCP (Yum Cha Posse) is an informal group of friendly youngish Melbourne people united by their love for yum cha. Every eight weeks or so I send around a group email inviting people in the YCP for yum cha, usually in Chinatown and usually on a Sunday. Sometimes only four show up, sometimes there's twenty four! If you're interested in becoming part of the YCP, let me know!

9 comments:

noodle said...

Hi Mutemonkey,

YCP sounds like a good thing, I'm interested.

mellie said...

Yup - sign me up! mellie AT tummyrumbles.com

Sounds like a fabulous idea!

Moodie Foodie said...

*signs name on dotted line*

Drop me a holla when the yum cha happens =D

mutemonkey said...

Thanks for signing up! I'll contact you next time we organise a YCP meeting...

Truffle said...

Count me in too :)

Serenity Later said...

Hi Mutemonkey,

There's nothing better than a piping hot steamed dumpling i reckon,...except maybe having someone roll past your table with a trolley of them for your enjoyment!

I'm living in canberra these days where YC opportunities are lacking a bit...but i do make semi-regular weekend jaunts to melb so i'd be very keen to join in YC festivities if they coincide when i'm in town! A few of my fellow flagrant food fawners may also be keen too if there's room for us to join :)

(serenity-later at hotmail dot com)

What a great idea!

mutemonkey said...

Sure thing, Serenity Later, I'll keep you in the loop! At this stage, the next YCP will probably be early July... am travelling to Sydney at end of June. Looking forward to sampling some Sydney cuisine.

Oh, and I'm spending a weekend in Canberra in early August... you'll have to give me a good restaurant recommendation... :)

...Marina said...

Which Chinese restaurant do you go to for Yum Cha? :) I need some recommendations.

mutemonkey said...

Hi Marina!

The YCP tends to meet in the city, so favourites are the oldies: Dragon Boat, Shark Fin Inn, Shark Fin House, Dragon Boat Palace. We've also been to Pepper Chilli, and there is of course Red Emperor at Southgate.

Out of the city, good places to go are: Treasure Restaurant (Springvale Rd), AY Tea House (South Yarra), Golden Dragon Palace, Taipan, Plume (all Doncaster), Golden Leaf (Springvale), Ripples Seafood (Malvern), Purple Sands (Camberwell).

Had a SENSATIONAL dinner last night at Purple Sands, will blog it soon. FYI, we're also thinking of holding the next YCP meeting on the third weekend in July...