Lately, I’ve fallen into a pattern of blogging where I blog mostly towards the end of the week and leave it until the end of the next week to blog again. It’s not that I’m purposely neglecting my blog- it’s just that I’m finding less time to blog, especially as I’ve run out of excuses to use the computer for homework.
Since most of my free time is on the weekends, it’s not surpsrising that I do most of my eating out then too. Ocassionaly I tag along to my parents (and granndparents) weekly trip to yum cha. This time, it was at Prince Restaurant- the first time I’d been there since it opened. Walking in, the first thing I noticed was that the decor had not changed much from the last time I’d been here- and that was before it had become Prince Restaurant and was actually Tingha Place (which was a couple of years ago!). It must be quiet popular as it was also already three quaters full by the time we got there (and that was before 12 pm)
The most unique thing about Prince restaurant is the wide variety that it offers- which is why I quite liked it becuase when it comes to yum cha, I like to try something new (and or course good tasting too!). Another funny thing is that the trolleys that they use for non steamed foods is like those heavy duty ones usually used to put dirty dishes and stuff. It looked kinda funny…..
I love how beef tripe always comes in a serving larger than the dish- it looks so messy! As always, the beef tripe is drenched in oil, which slowly drips off when you hold it up with chopsticks. The tripe is flavoursome and not too bad. I like eating tripe more for the funny texture than the taste though!
Steamed pork bones
This is something we usually order at yum cha because it rarely seems to fail. The extremely high fat content of the meat, soaked in a pool of oil ensures that not only does it slides down your throat easily, it tastes good too!
Chinese Fried donut (or, translated literally, cow tongue pastry!)
A lover of fried foods, especially freshly fried foods this was a pleaser. Freshly fried, as the yum cha ladies were advertising, the exterior of this puffy bun is nice and crispy whilst the inside was soft and fluffy!
The awesome thing about Prince restaurant is that they have this thing in the corner where you can order fried foods (pan fried that is) so they fry it once you order. It’ll be hot and therefore proabbly tastier. They also have a few selections which are not so common in Sydney. We go for these little cakes which are pretty much prawn paste wrapped in some wrapping ( I think it might bve wonton wrappers). They taste pretty ordinary though.
100 Church St, Parramatta
(02) 9891 5777