Sunday afternoon yum cha with the Worthingtons complete with door to door chauffeur action!
Martyn and Claire came to pick us up and we headed to Box Hill to their preferred joint for dim sum. Steve and I have never done yum cha in Box Hill so we were up for seeing whether it was any good.
Fu Long was busy and a little bit manic as one sitting was just finishing and the new one beginning. Lots of Chinese folk sat round tables and trolleys of goodness were being pushed around by unsmiling waitresses. All very familiar!
We particularly enjoyed the egg tarts with the flaky pastry, the rugby ball shaped ones that are crispy and chewy and Steve had three mini pineapple buns! The char siu bau were great too - two fluffy buns with a decent amount of filling (meat and sauce) and not lurid in colour either.
Reviews for this place are very mixed. I'm not sure what the usual menu is like but the dim sum was more than acceptable. We didn't try anything non yum cha except for a portion of Chinese broccoli and really, there's not a lot that can go wrong with that. One or two of the stems were a bit tougher but the majority was good.
We were very lucky and the Worthingtons footed the bill. Prices seemed cheaper than the CBD and we'd be happy to return again.