Christmas Shopping and Yum Cha

Posted November 22nd, 2010 in Bagelier Bagel, Perth WA 6 Comments »

Although it was very very hot during the week, the weather was pretty comfortable on the weekend.  Cloudy and little shower, but it’s better than 40 degrees!

Parents-in-laws went to Bunker Bay from Saturday to stay over night with sister family, so it was only me and D at home –  yey ♪

After making some bagels, we headed to Northbridge for lunch.  I felt like something dry – something similar to gyoza.  The thing I could think of was Yum Cha… 


D ordered the usuals – chicken feet, pork spare ribs, fried squid and ginger tripes.  GInger tripes are my favorite!  I usually eat chicken feet and squid, but I couldn’t eat any fatty stuff (especially deep-fried food) so I ordered some steamed prawn dumplings and prawn rice paper rolls.  I ate sooo much… as usual.  I always overeat when I go for Yum Cha.

On Sunday, it was raining and there were many people at Borders in the city.  You can get $20.00 voucher when you sign up for the Border V.I.P membership – so we both signed up online on Saturday and headed to Border on Sunday to browse what to buy.

I love the goods sold at Borders – not only the books, but also some gifts and zakka things.  I saw some cool stuff, but I couldn’t decide what to buy in the end…  We decided to come back next week, as I can’t stand walking around for too long now: my body gets really tired and I feel very sleepy afternoon.

I say this every year, but I really miss Christmas in winter!  Next year…


6 Comments on “Christmas Shopping and Yum Cha”

  1. 1 YL said at 3:32 pm on November 22nd, 2010:

    I had Mocha cream today! It is soooo yummy!!! <3

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 3:36 pm on November 22nd, 2010:

    THANK YOU YL!! (>v<)v

  3. 3 Kathy said at 6:12 pm on November 22nd, 2010:

    I don’t miss Christmas in winter! 🙂

    Btw, where did you go for your yum cha? Do you recommend the restaurant?

  4. 4 umepontarou said at 9:24 am on November 23rd, 2010:


    You prefer summer Christmas??

    I went to the one on William St in Northbridge – something Tea House. It used to be good, but to tell the truth, this time the food was really disappointing… The prawn dumplings got little prawn, and the fried squid was just so different from what it used to be. I guess the food changes depending on chef on the day. 🙁

    I like the dim sum at Northbridge Chinese restaurant. Joy Garden, Dragon Palace seem to be popular too… I head there is a good yum cha restaurant in Leederville.

  5. 5 Kathy said at 5:11 pm on November 23rd, 2010:

    I’d like a spring xmas 🙂 (Summer Christmas is too hot & winter Christmas is too cold!)

    We went to the Welcome Inn Tea House for yum cha too. All the reviews said it was ‘so good’ but we didn’t think so. It was quite pricey and everything seemed cold. The fried squid was quite greasy and not so nice.

    Next month we are going to try yum cha in Applecross. I’ll let you know how it is!

  6. 6 umepontarou said at 7:18 am on November 25th, 2010:


    I heard that the owner of the yum cha restaurant in Applecross has been changed. It was quite popular before, but I’d like to know if it’s still nice :).
    I will look forward to hearing your review 😉

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