While the literal translation of yum cha is 'drink tea', most tend to associate it with copious amounts of steaming dishes being pushed around a restaurant on trolleys.
The dining experience is delightfully theatrical and often results in you enthusiastically selecting too many dishes and falling into a food coma soon after. But when the dishes are as tasty as what Sky Phoenix offers, you won't mind.
Situated on level six of Westfield Sydney, the restaurant's lunchtime yum cha service is a slick operation featuring fried prawn dumplings, steamed greens, mango pancakes and, of course, jasmine tea. By night, the menu switches to a la carte featuring classic Chinese fare such as peking duck and emperor's chicken. Banquets and private dining rooms are also available for larger groups.
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