It was Sunday. My mother wanted to go out. So we went out. She wanted to pay for my 'lunch' (my breakfast really) of noodle soup. I didn't want noodle soup, so I kind of persuaded and convinced her to go and yum cha at New World Restaurant 新世界 (san sai gaai, lit. New World). I haven't been in there for many, many years!! I used to go there quite often with my mum and brother when I was a kid, my dad often worked on weekends so he didn't come along with us (that's what happens when you're a Chinese chef. Work very long hours in the old days!!). Meeting my parent's old friends, grandparents friends and discussing family stories. It was a meet and greet time, plus eating time!
|Outside New World Chinese Restaurant|
According to some articles it was closed in 2011 due to hygiene issues, but it still looks the same as always to me. The have seating upstairs if I remember correctly too!!
|Pushing a trolley of dim sum|
|Not sure what this one is called - I think it's Steamed pork wrapped in a wonton wrapper|
|Chicken Feet - sorry for blurry picture!!|
|Fried Shrimp Balls|
|Shrimp Cheung Fun|
|Stuffed Tofu Skins with Pork|
|Chinese egg tarts|
All of the food was fresh. You could tell that the chicken feet was not store bought as it tasted sweet and not too spicy. However some of the dishes were a bit warm. Not much gas or hot water in those trolleys!!
Total cost came to £29. That's right £29 for all of that, and I paid too (my mother was supposed to pay though)!! I was stuffed in the very end. I always like cheap, cheap food. :D That's an average of £3.63 per basket / plate. Each basket and plate has their own pricing, but it's not indicated on the paper that they tick on. So I'm afraid I can't help you with the pricing here...
My geeky rating: 4/5 (only because some of the food was warm)
- Traditional Cantonese or Hong Kong style dim sum dining in London
- Loads of choices and very filling
- Good total price, not sure if this is the cheapest throughout China Town, but it's very competitive out there!!
- Nice, spacious restaurant
- Some of the food was a bit warm
Telephone: 020 7434 2508
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