Said to be one of the locals favourite yum cha (dim sum) restaurant in Christchurch, Foo San Restaurant was owned by a reader-turn-friend of mine.
funny photo of Danny
Great service, friendly and sweet staff (especially Danny's parents) and good food.
Yum Cha (transliterate to 'drinking tea') in New Zealand has never been a cost-wise option, more a luxury dining than you're everyday meal.
But if you're born local, it's actually considered rather affordable.
Almost everything on the menu was above my Kiwi's dim sum expectation, in other words, they were good.
My favourite being the chicken feet, always the first dish I ordered when I 'yum cha'.
Portions were pretty generous in spite of being a foreign food in New Zealand.
But then again, what meal portion was never big in New Zealand. People there ate generously too.
However, their most popular dish was the fried calamari, the one odd dish that's more Western than Chinese.
But the batter was nicely done and not oily at all. First bite guarantee your enlightenment as to why this dish was ever so popular.
First time for everything. Fried calamari dim sum.
rating: (I could be biased so let's just say it's 3.5/5)
Foo San Restaurant
6-8 Rountree St
Contact: (+64)(03) 348 4921