Yauatcha & Hakkasan Restaurants by Alan Yau: London

Alan Yau brought posh Chinese culture to London. Reservations were made at both of his restaurants: Yauatcha, which serves yum-cha all day & Hakkasan, which received Michelin stars for its Chinese cuisine.

FYI: I tried to remember the name of each dish… but the dishes came out so fast that there are definitely question marks… so if I’m wrong, just help me out ;)

Yauatcha for Yum Cha
 The crew & their cocktails.
 Fried Chili Squid
 Dumplings… I can’t remember what was inside…
 Steamed Vegetable Dumpling?
 Pork Buns
 Shrimp
 Crystal Dumpling Wrap?
 Fried Pork Dumplings
 Bean Curd
Beef
R’s been here before and she said the macarons are a specialty…
 Mandarin, Coconut & Pandan (Banana Leaf was the best)

Since this is a modern version of yum-cha, all dishes were chosen by an a la carte menu instead of the traditional cook/serve cart service. All dishes managed to arrive at the table- we ordered multiples of everything for 7 people and my favorite had to be the bean curd roll. There’s a special pre-fixe menu during the week for 30.00 but we spent approx 30.00 per person, which included cocktails… so I guess you just have to guesstimate how much food you want to order to get the better deal… I think we did well ordering off the menu :)

Try it you’ll like it…
15-17 Broadwick Street.
Soho, London, W1F 0DL
+44 (0) 20 7494 8888

 

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Hakkasan for Dinner

 Sesame prawn toast with foie gras

 Dim Sum Platter: scallop shumai, har gau, prawn Chinese chive dumpling and shimeji dumpling


 Prawns or squid? Can’t remember…
 Jasmine tea baby back ribs
 Black truffle roast duck with tea plant mushroom
 Crab? Can’t remember…
 Tofu with eggplant & mushroom
 Chicken
 Sticky fried rice
Prawns with cashews and spicy peppers
(CAUTION: The dish is NOT spicy but if you bite a pepper, they are EXTREMELY HOT!)
Chinese Broccoli with Oyster Sauce

All five of us shared these dishes as well as bottle of white wine and individual cocktails for 60.00 per person. We polled our favorites of the night and our favorite was unanimous- duck with truffle sauce. Other favorites included the tofu and the prawns. There is a prix-fixe menu for groups but as mentioned before, I think we did better off ordering off the menu for the same price of the prix-fixe.

Try it you’ll like it:
17 Bruton Street
LondonW1J 6QB
+44 (0) 207 907 1888
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