We had Sunday yum cha at Silky Apple. It’s been years since we’ve been to Silky Apple, and the family wanted to go there. It’s still got quite a nice decor, and the yum cha selection was pretty good.
The catch, though, is that S is intolerant of MSG. This can usually be handled at Chinese restaurants when dishes are cooked to order, but with yum cha, things are much harder. All the dishes are pre-prepared, and apparently often bought in, so restaurants can give few if any assurances about the absence of MSG. Hence, S ordered her own meal and refrained from participating in the yum cha selections. The meal took a while to arrive (I guess the kitchen’s energies were being devoted to keeping up the supply of the yum cha dishes) which created a bit of angst since the rest of us were eating.