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Macquarie Park's New Cantonese Restaurant JINJA Has Launched Yum Cha with Bottomless Tea

Yum cha has arrived at The Governor Hotel — with barbecue pork buns, Cantonese roast duck and truffle fried rice.
By Ben Hansen
March 07, 2023
By Ben Hansen
March 07, 2023

Macquarie Park's multi-level neighbourhood pub and entertainment venue The Governor Hotel welcomed an exciting new Cantonese restaurant with a hatted chef at the helm in August 2022. JINJA has made its home on level one of the expansive venue, bringing XO southern lobster scallop dumplings and a specialty tea dispensary to northwest Sydney.

Now, seven months on, JINJA has introduced a yum cha service, which is available for lunch Wednesday–Sunday. The menu spans favourites from Cantonese brunch, highlights from the restaurant's usual menu and western yum cha standards — plus bottomless Keemun black tea for $5 per person.

Steamed barbecue pork and mushroom buns lead the way alongside a classic dumpling roster. There's also chicken sticky rice wrapped in lotus leaf, pork ribs, barbecue roast duck, spring onion pancakes, a congee and soup selection, and plenty of favourites hot off the wok including broccoli in oyster sauce, truffle fried rice, and salt and pepper squid.

While you won't find any mango pancakes, there's a few fun dessert options if you want to conclude your yum cha with something a little sweet. Choose between custard buns, coconut mango pudding and golden lotus paste rolls.

While the bottomless tea is the go-to drink option during yum cha, there's an array of beverages that you can add to your experience. Take your pick from the 17 traditional Chinese teas on offer, as well as a boundary-pushing cocktail list and more than 100 local and international wines.

Leading the kitchen and pulling together these yum cha delights at JINJA is Head Chef Sebastian Tan, who previously ran the hatted Silks and Teahouse out of the Crown Sydney.

JINJA is located at Level 1, The Governor Hotel, 9 Waterloo Road, Macquarie Park. It's open for lunch Wednesday–Sunday and dinner Wednesday–Saturday. Yum cha is available 12–2pm Wednesday–Sunday.

Images: Steven Woodburn.

Published on March 07, 2023 by Ben Hansen
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