This is the best Yum Cha in Canberra period!
The Scholar would easily rival other Yum Chas in Sydney.
Each dish we ordered was piping hot and fresh! This is the way Yum Cha is meant to be served! Each dish was delicious with no leftovers remaining... Everyone left satisfied.
Some of the dishes we ordered include: Siu Mai, prawn dumplings, chicken feet, Bean curd, combination dumpling, pork buns and more.
This is the Authentic yum cha ambience: line up in queue waiting for table, food delivered in trolleys, waiters selling other dishes on trays, alot of customer background chatter, staff constantly setting up tables and cutlery.
This is the true yum cha experience!
Their tables are spacious and their chairs are very comfortable offering high back support (up to your shoulders). Thought I would point out these chairs as it is rare to see this in yum cha restaurants and definitely allows you to "lean back" properly and be comfortable.
This is another one of their strengths:
1. Their staff all know English and hence it is easy to communicate.
2. Communication across all staff - all staff have hands-free radios on person. Therefore if one person's trolley doesn't have a particular dish you want, they will radio the team and the dish you are after will arrive in 30 seconds from another trolley that has it. Literally "reinforcements" arrive with the food you want!
Bye bye disappointments!
I believe this is note worthy as this is the first Yum cha I have seen to do this!
(Other Yum Chas will simply leave it up to chance and the rotation of trolleys until you find what you want. I prefer the solution offered by The Scholar)
The Scholar represents fantastic value for money especially if dining in large groups. As a table of 4 we spent $92, tasted a wide variety dishes and left completely satisfied raving about this restaurant. Everyone on the table gave them full marks.
I will be telling everyone about The Scholar.
Thank you for having us.
Kris De Leon
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