Star Cafe Seafood Restaurant Yam Cha (North Shore City, New Zealand)

I have been to this place many times, I even reviewed it once already but the last review I did was their ala carte menu, this time it will be the yam cha and this was not our first time to have yam cha here, I guess it will be the third or fourth time were having it here.

This place is quite near to where we live hence if we are craving for yam cha this would be one of the first choice. Location is not just the reason why we choose this place, they also serve great food but what sets it apart from other yam cha? Well let’s find out.


Like most Chinese places most of the dishes are prepared as you order, same in this place but one thing sets it apart the food here tastes fresh compared to most places we tried. During our last dine in experience, we quite diverted from the common yam cha items but instead opted for the plated dishes and not the steamed ones. So, we ordered dishes like Chinese Barbecue Pork (Char Siu Pork), Deep-Fried Salty Shrimp, Deep Fried Tofu, Fried Pork Dumplings (Ham Sui Gok), Fragrant Crispy Duck, Garlic Green Beans, Crispy Squid Tentacles and Turnip Cake (Lo Bak Go), and yes, no Shumai or Pork Buns.

Like I mentioned earlier, dishes here taste fresher, it looks like most of the fried stuff are cooked in a good quality oil having said that even though we mostly ordered deep fried dishes they seem not to be oily at all, they were also perfectly crisp. Their Char Siu Pork is quite different as well, usually this dish is quite dry but the ones that they served us was juicy and tender.

I guess you can see that I really love this place, who does not especially if you are sick and tired of very oily deep-fried dishes. This is the place to be specially for those who love their deep-fried dim sums.

Star Cafe Seafood Restaurant
Address: 17C Link Dr, North Shore 0627, Auckland, New Zealand
Phone: +649 443 6898


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