Middle Eastern Yum Cha 2019
Glebe's Thievery is serving up Middle Eastern-inspired yum cha during October.
Out to shakeup the image of Middle Eastern fare, Glebe's Thievery is transforming itself into a month-long Middle Eastern yum cha pop-up once again.
Running until December 22, the limited-edition menu delivers a clever twist on the Chinese dim sum experience — a flavour mash-up that sounds a little left-field, but that Executive Chef Julian Cincotta promises works a treat.
Here, you'll find yourself tucking into creations like lamb kofta manti (small Middle Eastern dumplings) with XO sauce, baba ganoush dumplings, Lebanese prawn toast with fermented chilli sauce and Chinese-style fried chicken — and maybe mango pancakes or steamed za'atar cake (a bit like a sticky date pudding) for dessert.
And, in homage to yum cha's traditional roots — the word translates to 'drink tea' in Cantonese — the feast comes complete with its own specialty range of tea cocktails, served in share-friendly teapots. Try drinks like the Hennessy green tea mojito, lychee margarita and Hennessy bubble tea. Or you can add on 90 minutes of bottomless green tea sangria to your brunch or lunch for $32.
Middle Eastern yum cha will be on offer for dinner from Wednesday to Saturday and lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Opt for an a la carte selection, or leave the decisions at the door with the nine-course set menu for $58 at dinner or seven-course set menu for $40 at lunch. A limited selection of dishes will also be available for brunch on Saturday and Sunday.
Updated: November 6, 2019.