Now, there’s one more catering option beyond the usual food fares – quality dim sum from Yum Cha! Yum Cha restaurants now deliver with Yum Cha Express.
Yum Cha restaurants opened its first outlet at the heart of Chinatown, specialising in serving quality dim sum. They have three restaurants in Singapore – Yum Cha Chinatown, Yum Cha Garden and Yum Cha Changi.
The idea came about when Yum Cha realised a large number of their customers were packing dim sum for home parties. No one else was specialised in delivering dim sum. Hence, Yum Cha moved in to deliver an assortment of their best dim sums along with a variety of rice, vermicelli, seafood and vegetable dishes right to your doorsteps from 9am to 9pm.
I attended a media session over the weekend with Rachel and Asher. We sampled these items:
A live demonstration was done to place an order and watch the delivery comes in. The set up was completed quick and efficient. Before we even realised it, everyone was enjoying hot, fresh dim sums and mingling around.
Asher’s favourite was their Crispy Red Bean Paste With Banana which he ate two pieces on his own. I quite like that too, but found it hard to pick a favourite as they were all quite good. This is about as good as it gets for catering food!
I like the idea of catered dim sums. They are in bite sizes which makes them perfect for parties. One or two mouth and a piece is gone. No more getting your hands dirty and looking all unglam tearing apart a chicken wing.
Apart from the dim sums offering, the other items were pretty good too. Rachel particularly enjoyed the scallops and broccoli.
The food comes packed in microwaveable disposable paper boxes and transported in a specially customised bag with an internal heating element to keep the food hot and fresh upon delivery:
Minimum order starts from S$70 for delivery. Orders can be placed on the same day, subjected to availability. To avoid disappointment, place your order at least a day in advance.
Payment can be made by cash or credit card over the phone. For NETS or debit card payment, you will be required to drop by the restaurant to make payment before delivery.
For every delivery order, there’s a S$12 surcharge. This is waived for orders above S$120. For Jurong Industrial area and Tuas, a S$20 delivery charge applies. For festive seasons, an additional surchage of S$38 applies.
Here’s something exclusive for Alvinology readers:
From now till 30 June 2015, enjoy S$20 off your total bill with a minimum spend of S$120 using this special promotional code: YCV20.
Terms & Conditions:Not valid on public holidays, mother’s day weekend and father’s day weekend. Prevailing GST applies.
Additionally, Yum Cha is also running a ‘Win a Dim Sum Party’ Facebook contest from 25 Apr to 10 May. To win, simply tell Yum Cha why you want to win a Dim Sum Party. One winner will be selected to win a Dim Sum Party worth S$300 from Yum Cha Express.