Back to yum cha. We had read about the Shark Fin group of restaurants; they have 2 in Chinatown, one in a suburb somewhere and one food court concession at the Casino. Extremely popular for yum cha, we had been forewarned about booking. I called up on Saturday evening to be told the main restaurant Shark Fin House was fully booked but to try Shark Fin Inn. I tried there and they could only offer us a table at 11am for one hour; popular places so we took what was available.
We walked past Shark Fin House (the one we couldn't get in) just before 11am and the queue was down the street! It was a bit better at Shark Fin Inn but still very busy. So we settled in at our table and it was in a great position for flagging down the trolley dollies. We had all sorts of dumplings, some glutinous fried rice, char sui puffs, curry puffs, cheung fun...just so much and it was all very good. So much better than the previous week's yum cha experience which was fun but more because it was novel than because it tasted good. Service was better here too. Yet again there were tables of non Asians gorging on chicken feet and tripe! We finished with an egg custard tart each and they were warm with flaky pastry - perfect! You can see Steve is happy in with his tart in the photo! I think we'll try Shark Fin House to satisfy curiosity but more than happy to pre book this place to keep up with Sunday traditions!