Tuesday 10 July 2007

Yum Cha Posse - be there or be square like a turnip cake

Yum Yum Yum Cha!

Does the above picture of yum yum yum cha make you drool? If so, read on!

It's been a couple of months since the last YCP meeting (the fact that I'm moving house on Saturday means that recent weekends have been extra busy for me), but at long last, it's time for the 'Cha once more... The Yum Cha Posse is a highly informal group of people united by their love for - yes, you guessed it. Numbers fluctuate from meeting to meeting: sometimes it's just four, sometimes it's twenty-four.

The next YCP meeting will be held at lunchtime on Sunday 22nd July. Exact hour to be confirmed. The venue?

Well, it's a bit controversial in that the restaurant is NOT in Chinatown. I had a quick yum cha on Friday with my mum and sister at Dragon Boat and while it was nice (the prawn dumplings were especially fresh and prawny), it's time to branch out and try something a little different. And then over the course of the weekend I had two people recommend Ripples to me, so I did some googling and found Truffle's review (click on link)...

How could I resist dumplings with googly eyes?? The venue is Ripples Seafood and BBQ Restaurant, 40 Glenferrie Road, Malvern. Let me know if you want to come along, so I know how big a round table to book!


IronEaters said...

Yumcha! I love yumcha too coz you can sample a wide varity of foods and at the same time catch up with ur frens and families.. =)

Truffle said...

Thanks so much for the link! I'm recovering from a terrible case of jet lag but would otherwise love to come along. Will definitely try and make the next one :)

claire said...

Hope you get over the jetlag soon, truffle!

The first YCP out of the city was a delicious success! Nine of us sampled the Ripples fare and loved it. Very resonably priced, too!

I was a little disappointed we didn't see any dumplings with googly eyes (at one stage I even asked one of the surly trolly ladies whether there were any dumplings with eyes on them, and she looked at me as though I was insane - is there a secret handshake or something?), but a definite highlight was the Green Lantern dumplings, whose casing was a lurid, electric ectoplasm green... :)

We also really liked the calamari and the eggplant. Sorry no photos (some very hungry people may have started rioting if I'd made them wait while I took photos), but may remedy that next time!