I'm really intrigued to see Mr Scotland's reaction to a) a grilling by our family b) his first EVER Yum Cha and c) his ability to eat Chicken Feet with my brother who is always looking for a partner in Chicken Feet crime. He seemed to have survived everything quite well.
As is customary we gather at the Yum Cha in Market City, above the ever tacky Paddy's Market. The restaurant has recently undergone a name change and a change in decor too (lots of red going on). Truth be told I actually don't know what The Eight was called before its recent change in ownership, we've always referred to it as "the place above Paddy's Markets", as you do.
Within seconds of being shown to our seats the onslaught of bamboo wielding Trolley Dolly's hits us, and not a moment to soon as we're all starving! All of our favourites came around and within minutes are table is groaning under the weight of multiple baskets.
|Peking Duck Pancake - this was delicious! We all agreed one pancake each is not enough.|
|Green beans with pork mince - an all time personal favourite|
|Chicken feet - eep|
|Eggplant with prawn somewhere in there - tastes a thousand times better than it looks. Really!|
|Salt and Pepper Calamari - my all time favourite Yum Cha dish|
We all left Yum Cha with full bellies and agreed the food was better than it was in our previous visits here - in The Eight's previous life. There was a never ending parade of Yum Cha trolleys going past our table and a good variety of dishes on offer - good enough to keep a table of Aussie (and Scottish) Yum Cha lovers happy.
The Eight Modern Chinese Restaurant is at Level 3 Market City 9 Hay St, Haymarket.