Longtime Yum Cha – Opening Soon
The inner-city yum cha scene is set to grow next month, with soon-to-launch modern Chinese restaurant Longtime Yum Cha currently on track to open at Queens Plaza by the end of October. This arrival is the flagship restaurant from the team behind Yum Cha Cuisine at Westfield Garden City, which will be taking an elegant approach that bridges East and West – think traditional Cantonese cuisine underpinned by health-oriented contemporary culinary concepts like less oil, less salt and no MSG. Situated on Queen’s Plaza’s upper level, the 200-seat venue (140 inside and other 60 on the balcony) has been designed by Clui Design, with a glamorous aesthetic that boasts a raw and bold maximalism – earthy blush tones contrasting with colourful handmade tiles, marble finishes, rattan and blonde timber. The restaurant will feature a curved bar, dumpling kitchen, main dining area (consisting of banquettes, booths and bar seating) and two 20-seat VIP rooms. Two main menus will be available to diners, including a substantial yum cha offering (that elevates the traditional craft of dim sum making with specialty ingredients like black truffle and parmesan cheese) and an a la carte menu featuring Chinese morsels and seafood selected from Longtime’s own fish tanks containing the likes of coral trout and lobster (all available alongside a 20-strong Asian-inspired cocktail list). We’ll have an up-close look at Longtime Yum for you next month.