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Chinese New Year 2015 @ Yauatcha Soho

posted by on 18/02/2015

With Chinese New Year just a few days away, how will you celebrate the year of the sheep? Well Hakkasan Group invited us down to the lovely Yauatcha on the corner of Brewer Street to try their new Chinese New Year menu, we of course jumped at the chance!

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With Chinese New Year just a few days away, how will you celebrate the year of the sheep? Well Hakkasan Group invited us down to the lovely Yauatcha on the corner of Brewer Street to try their new Chinese New Year menu, we of course jumped at the chance!

The interiors

If you’ve walked down Brewer Street you would have seen Yauatcha, it’s the basically the glowing on the corner the street. Known as one of the best places in town to go for Dim-Sum, the restaurant boasts a cool contemporary interior. They’ve kept the design traditional with low tables and colour palette but with a modern twist. I love the atmosphere in this restaurant, with the slightly dim lighting and almost illuminated walls. They’ve even got a huge tank filled with exotic looking fish.

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The food

As we were seated it wasn’t long until we were seen to and offered the Yang Walker (a whisky based cocktail) in preparation for the evening ahead. The cocktail was accompanied by pickled cucumber and chilli, which can become quite moreish as you wait to order.

We then proceeded to scan the Chinese New Year menu which you can have a gander at here. My eyes immediately went for the lamb shanks… But we kicked off with the ‘goldfish dumplings’ – basically steamed prawn dumplings with a red sauce – it did very much resemble a goldfish though. Also went for the ‘prawn and beancurd cheung fun’ which was ridiculously tasty.

Goldfish dim sum

Half way through dinner and we were getting pretty full but when we saw the Lamb shanks, there was no other option but to continue. A neatly presented plate with four strips of succulent lamb, glazed with a rich brown sauce; the meat was so soft, it literally fell of the bone. Along with the lamb came prawn balls, egg fried rice and pak choi – we were well and truly fed! As for dessert, I’m a bit biased because I do not like Macaroons… I took a bite and was far from convinced to try anymore. However the Black bean filled balls were more to my taste.

On the whole, Yauatcha isn’t just a great place to go on Chinese New Year, if you’re looking for intricate Michelin-class Chinese food and willing to pay a little bit extra then it’s worth a visit. It should also be noted that the service is really great here too, the waiters/waitresses are really attentive and keen to take you through the menu so you know what you’re ordering!

Sesame balls

Where to find them
Yauatcha, 5-17 Broadwick Street, Soho, London, W1F 0DL

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