Friday, November 27, 2009

Foo San @ Christchurch

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.

foo san and danny
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.

foo san restaurant dim sum menu

But if you're born local, it's actually considered rather affordable.

yum cha menu

Almost everything on the menu was above my Kiwi's dim sum expectation, in other words, they were good.

dim sums

My favourite being the chicken feet, always the first dish I ordered when I 'yum cha'.

chicken feet

Portions were pretty generous in spite of being a foreign food in New Zealand.

deep fried spring rolls

yummy char siew pastry

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.

favourite calamari

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
Upper Riccarton
Christchurch City

Contact: (+64)(03) 348 4921


Lea Spykerman said...
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Lea Spykerman said...

Fried calamari is commonly available in Hong Kong dim sum. Even Australian dim sum stores carry 'em.

Makes you wonder why an Aussie/NZ dim sum place is more authentic than the ones in Msia.