Johnny Fong’s Yum Cha restaurant is bringing those in and around Mount Pritchard an indulgent oriental dining experience. Located inside Mounties, the restaurant is modern and sophisticated, yet retains all the charm and hospitality that you’d expect at a traditional Yum Cha eatery. We recently ditched our usual Sunday brunch of bacon and eggs and instead visited Johnny Fong’s for some mid-morning dumplings and jasmine tea.

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There are so many dishes to try at Johnny Fong's. An abundance of trolleys frequently stop by tables to tempt diners with plates of freshly made sweet and savoury bites.

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Seafood dishes are plentiful. There’s Prawn and Scallop Dim Sims and Seafood Spring Rolls, both with generous amounts of seafood throughout.

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The Fried Calamari is superbly tender and extra flavoursome thanks to the sprinkling of fried garlic over the top.

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Then there is the Seafood and Bean Curd Spring Rolls. The pastry on these is much lighter than an ordinary spring roll, but they are just as tasty.

Jonny fongs beancurd rolls Jonny fongs beancurd rolls  

As well as seafood, Johnny Fong’s is serving up some splendid noodle dishes too. Fat, slippery noodles layered with plump prawns was one of our favourite dishes, only topped by a lightly pan fried version which is a delicious marriage of noodles with shallots, dried prawns, coriander and sesame plus a side of heavenly peanut and hoisin sauce. There is a variety of dumplings on offer too. We tried the Coriander Dumplings which not only look gorgeous thanks to their masterly crafted shape, but taste fresh and fragrant.

Johnny Fong's Yum Cha Mounties Jonny fongs prawnrolls Jonny Fongs dumplings

The Steamed Pork Bun is everything you would expect - big and fluffy with a sweet and savoury pork centre. The Taro Roll is another sweet and savoury dish but it is a more complex textural experience with its crisp exterior encompassing sticky dough and a pork centre.

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Now, you can’t go to Yum Cha without having Chicken Feet! If you’ve never tried them before, don’t be scared. These succulent morsels are coated in a sweet and sticky marinade and while fiddly to eat, they are so worth it. Definitely get a plate of these from the trolley!

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There are so many dishes available at Johnny Fong’s Yum Cha, we only scraped the surface with what we tried. To drink, we suggest sticking to the aromatic Jasmine Tea. A pot is brought to your table as soon as you arrive and when you need more, simply tilt the teapot lid so it is ajar and a waiter will bring another pot right over. The tea is not just Yum Cha’s namesake, but it is also said to aid in digestion, meaning you can try loads of dishes without feeling bloated. This also means more room for dessert!

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The desserts we tried were light, yet indulgent. There were plenty of tempting Egg Tarts on offer but we opted for the Flower and Coconut Jelly with its fragrant layers of jelly which are both beautiful to look at and a delight to eat. Then, there is everyone’s favourite Yum Cha dessert, Mango Pancakes. These are thin, silky pancakes wrapped around fresh chunks of mango and lashings of luscious whipped cream. While Yum Cha dishes are designed to be shared, the Mango Pancake is one dish we recommend keeping to yourself!

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Johnny Fong’s is located inside Mounties at 101 Meadows Road, Mount Pritchard 2170.

Yum Cha menu is available from 11am to 3pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 3pm Saturday and Sunday. Also open for dinner from 5pm daily.

For bookings, call 9732 3788. Visit the Mounties website for more information.

 

Disclaimer: Western Sydney Food Blog was a guest of Mounties and Haystac 

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