Start the Year of the Dog right with yum cha and cocktails
Lunar New Year has come around again and with it Melbourne’s appetite for yum cha. Over in Windsor, the Singaporean-Malaysian street food specialist Hawker Hall is offering yum cha every weekend throughout February.
Between 11am-4pm come in for a seven dish yum cha at $38 a head. Take just your bestie or the whole squad – this yum cha caters for groups of two to 14 with dishes like chicken and mushroom pearly dumplings, Sichuan noodle salad and prawn and spring onion roti. There’s a total of 15 items to choose from, and the truly hungry can upgrade to nine dishes for an extra $8 per person.
Every celebration needs a little booze and Hawker Hall are doing something a bit special. They’ve created a cocktail menu that centres around the Chinese concept of five-fold happiness. Put a smile on your dial with the Happiness cocktail (cumquat puree and Umeshu) or try to extend your years with the kiwi and Soju longevity cocktail. Better still they’re only $10 each.
You’ve got until February 25 to tick Hawker Hall off your yum cha list.