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Yum Cha in Canberra?

By crabb - 26 March 2012 33

A question for the hive mind that needs revisiting:

Where’s the best Yum Cha in Canberra, and the best on the northside if they don’t coincide?

What’s Your opinion?


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33 Responses to
Yum Cha in Canberra?
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buzz819 3:20 pm
26 Mar 12
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Princes Palace on Emu Bank is great, wouldn’t go to XY Dim Sum Dumpling House, got really sick from them last year, apparently they have been shut down twice in the past 12 months for health reasons.

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johnboy 3:22 pm
26 Mar 12
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The Scholar in Dickson seems to be the gold standard of the inner north.

beware the long queues though.

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in_the_taratory 3:48 pm
26 Mar 12
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T2 headed along to Princes Palace a while back and wasnt impressed. Admittedly they ordered off the menu, but did ask to see the cart and it was never brought around despite assurances it would be. You might need to go early to have attention paid to you. http://inthetaratory.wordpress.com/2012/02/23/lunching-ladies-at-prince-palace-chinese-restaurant/
We would be keen to try out others but agree it is usually a looong wait at Dickson.

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Deref 3:55 pm
26 Mar 12
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johnboy said :

The Scholar in Dickson seems to be the gold standard of the inner north.

beware the long queues though.

It used to be OK when it was…something else…but after a couple of very disappointing visits to its present incarnation I’ve given up on it. I second Prince Palace in Emu Bank though – it’s great. The place next door – 2 Yummy – is amazingly good, though I don’t think they do yum cha.

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shirty_bear 4:02 pm
26 Mar 12
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in_the_taratory said :

T2 headed along to Princes Palace a while back and wasnt impressed.

Same here … scarce/inattentive service, moderate food, serious pricetag. They seem to do a roaring trade though … maybe we did something wrong. Like … being Aussies … not knowing the code/language …

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Thoroughly Smashed 4:02 pm
26 Mar 12
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I don’t know where the best is, I too would like to know, but I’ve found Noble Palace in Phillip to be a bit average considering how much it ends up costing.

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markus_k 4:36 pm
26 Mar 12
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Have had no problems with the XY dumpling house in Belco. Around $15 for all you can eat too.

buzz819 said :

apparently they have been shut down twice in the past 12 months for health reasons.

Wasn’t that the Canberra-Deakin club’s Yamcha place?

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Little_Green_Bag 4:39 pm
26 Mar 12
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The xy Yum Cha at the Croatian soccer club in Deakin was recently named and shamed due to a dirty kitchen.

Just thought you’d like to know …

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dph 4:43 pm
26 Mar 12
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I’d just like to use this thread to voice my appreciation for yum cha in general. So many great experiances had.

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rosscoact 5:16 pm
26 Mar 12
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Is Four Rivers still doing yum cha?

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astrojax 5:29 pm
26 Mar 12
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rosscoact said :

Is Four Rivers still doing yum cha?

i believe so – and second jb’s comment about the chinese scholar – best of a mediocre lot in canberra… sad, really. we’d do well, in the climate, with more good northern chinese restaurants, too; a dearth at the moment.

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buzz819 5:43 pm
26 Mar 12
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shirty_bear said :

in_the_taratory said :

T2 headed along to Princes Palace a while back and wasnt impressed.

Same here … scarce/inattentive service, moderate food, serious pricetag. They seem to do a roaring trade though … maybe we did something wrong. Like … being Aussies … not knowing the code/language …

Yes I do agree, apart from the not being “family,” if you go on a day when it’s full of Aussies you get good service.

markus_k said :

Have had no problems with the XY dumpling house in Belco. Around $15 for all you can eat too.

buzz819 said :

apparently they have been shut down twice in the past 12 months for health reasons.

Wasn’t that the Canberra-Deakin club’s Yamcha place?

Same owners for the two restaurants, explains why it was shut 2 times last year for “renovations.”

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FioBla 6:19 pm
26 Mar 12
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I found both Scholar (Dickson) and Noble Palace (Woden) OK. Noble Palace is closer, so I go there more often. Last time 2 adults paid $27 each. From memory the prices per item starts at $4.80 or $5.60.

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Grrrr 6:38 pm
26 Mar 12
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Couldn’t say whether it’s the best, but I enjoyed Yum Cha @ Dumpling Inn in Jamison and it wasn’t too pricey.

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Minz 7:13 pm
26 Mar 12
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Last time I went, Princes Palace was distinctly sub-standard. The Scholar gets my gurnsey for Canberra’s best, but I’ve only tried that one, Princes Palace, Noble Palace and the now closed one at the Italian club (which wasn’t bad!).

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