It’s been a while since we went back to Yum Cha for their cheap dim sum. (I believe the current prices are $1.39 for “A” dishes and $1.79 for “B” dishes.) Recently, mmm-yoso did a post about their 3 item bbq combo which made me want to go back.
As I recall, previously the bbq meats at Yum Cha were on the expensive side, which I thought was odd given how cheap the rest of the items are in the cafe.
Right now they have a special for $4.39 for bbq pork, chicken and roasted duck and rice. The portions are quite generous and enough for a few meals. Since we had so many people we got two orders. Interestingly, one order was a lot bigger than the other one. I thought the duck was really bland. The bbq pork was surprisingly not too salty. The best item was the bbq chicken.
We also picked up some dim sum items as well. I love that they serve dim sum all day long.
Steamed lucky cake. I didn’t see this on my previous visits. It’s eaten during Chinese New Year so I’m not sure if it may be a seasonal item only. It was slightly on the dry side but still pretty good.
Fried chicken wings are also a new item. An order gives you 6 wings. The wings were just okay, nothing special.
Shrimp dumplings (this is two orders worth)
Fried shrimp balls. These used to be filled with only shrimp. Now they have added corn kernels to the batter.
Yum Cha Cafe
6933 Linda Vista Rd
San Diego, CA 92111