Yauatcha: A Traditional yet Contemporary Culinary Feast

A couple of months ago, Houston had the amazing privilege of welcoming Chef Ho Chee Boon’s Yauatcha restaurant to its culinary scene. This location is the first one to open in the American continent after the acclaimed chef won a Michelin star for the culinary excellence portrayed at his London location.

The restaurant is located right in front of Tiffany & Co. in the Galleria Mall and it offers a contemporary take on the Cantonese cuisine of Dim Sums but with the upmost respect to its millenary history.

Yo Mariana had the chance to visit it a few weeks ago and was delighted. I recommend that before you start eating, you order a cocktail from their very impressive list. I had a Flower & Stone – prepared with Bombay Sapphire gin, strawberries, peaches, mint, fennel flowers and yuzu, a small Japanese grapefruit, it was amazing.

After that, we ordered several dishes to share like the scallop Shui Mai, the Prawn and crispy bean curd Cheung Fun, the pork soup dumplings, which were a very fun challenge to eat because you’re supposed to drink the soup without bursting them. Then we had the Chicken that came with a croquette made with taro, an Asian root commonly used in Dim Sum.

As the Cantonese millenary tradition dictates, Dim Sum should always be accompanied by tea and for that reason, Yauatcha created an exclusive mix of herbs specifically for our city called Organic Blue Mountain Black Tea With Red Grapefruit Rinds, which can be accompanied by any of their exquisite desserts and macaroons as well.

My favorite dessert was the Raspberry Delice, a mouthwatering delight of raspberries, lychee and a delicious dark single plantation chocolate from Madagascar known as Madirofolo.

So now you know, if you're looking for a different culinary experience this summer surrounded by a contemporary and refined ambiance, this restaurant is for you.

I can't wait to go back so I can continue exploring the marvelous menu Chef Ho Chee Boon has to offer.

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