Yum Cha Cafe

8900 Westminster Blvd.
Westminster, CA 92683
714-899-0700

Details

  • Daily 8am-8pm
  • $
  • Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Lunch
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted
You know it's morning at Yum Cha Cafe when you see a jumble of bodies crowding the hot display cases like magnets. It is not uncommon to see little old ladies overtaking other little old ladies, elbowing one another to the front of the line and jockeying for their turns at what is possibly the cheapest dim-sum stash in existence. Order yours by screaming (it's the only way to get yourself heard above the din) and pointing at stuff when you have to. You pay in cash, and they package what you choose into Styrofoam containers with disposable chopsticks and hot sauce in little tear-away packets; some refinement is sacrificed for cheapness. The cheong fun can be thick when it should be delicate, the har gow is often pasty when it should be translucent, and the chao tom--deep-fried balls of shrimp paste speared on sugarcane--are usually cold and dense by the time you get them home. But any complaints will be silenced when you realize how little you paid.
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