Local Bites: Dim Sum at Yummy House South

by Jennifer Thai in ,


On a scale of 1 to 10, I'm at an 11 in regards to my excitement of Yummy House South's opening. Now, cravings for weekend dim sum, seafood hot and sour soup and salt and pepper calamari can be satisfied only 15 minutes away!

If you're not familiar with dim sum, it's best explained as a Chinese brunch, best enjoyed with hot tea. Servers bring around various carts with small steamer baskets and small plates, some with steamed buns, some with fried dumplings, and ALL incredibly delicious. It's such a fun and tasty experience, and Yummy House South's lofty space with plenty of beautiful natural light peeking in through all the windows make for a delightful ambiance.

Keep scrolling for all of the dim sum eats!

Pan-Fried Turnip Cake (Lo Bak Go)

Fried Sticky Pork Dumplings (Ham Sui Gok)

Steamed BBQ Pork Buns (Char Siu Bao)

Honey Glazed BBQ Pork Buns (Baked Char Siu Bao)

Fried Shrimp Balls

Deep Fried Taro Cake (Wu Gok)

Steamed Chicken Feet in Black Bean Sauce (Feng Zhao)

Steamed Shrimp Dumplings (Har Gow)

Steamed Short Ribs with Black Bean Sauce

Shrimp Stuffed Tofu

Steamed Bean Curd Skin Rolls (Sin Zuk Gyun)

Hong Kong Style Egg Tarts

Apart from my usual 'Local Bites' posts, where I'll highlight my must-order picks, I'm not even going to both here, because you must try them all. Yes, even the chicken feet. Dim sum is such a delicious, cultural experience, that you just have to put on your grown-up panties and try it all, even if it seems a little crazy!

Yummy House South is located at 302 North Dale Mabry Highway in South Tampa. The restaurant open for dim sum daily from 11 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. and dinner Monday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. and Sundays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.