Gift a yum cha experience from David’s Prahran

Christmas and the summertime bring people together, and for Melburnians it’s something we’ve all been waiting for. David’s Restaurant and Oriental Teahouse have launched a range of gift options designed for the family. Available via Mr Yum, Providoor and Colab Pantry — the gift of yum cha will reach more people than ever before this Christmas.

Yum cha at David’s is a Prahran mainstay, and while bookings might be filling up quickly this side of the new year, let David’s come to you with the ultimate Yum Cha Favourites box available through Providoorfor $65 per person.

Each yum cha feast comes with a soybean bok choi and chilli salad, prawn crackers and dip, xiao long bao, prawn dumplings, pan-fried beef dumplings, prawn toast with sweet and sour sauce, peking duck, Chinese broccoli, white chocolate dumplings, house-made iced-tea, as well as a yum cha Spotify playlist to re-create the ambience at home. 

Spent lockdown dreaming of yum cha? David’s is also excited to introduce gift vouchers for those looking to wrap up a restaurant experience to a yum cha lover this Christmas. Vouchers for two start at $100 and apply to David’s famous unlimited yum cha weekends, or a Thursday evening vegan yum cha sitting.

David’s is a contemporary Shanghainese restaurant inspired by Zhou’s hometown Zhouzhuang, a water village in which his family’s recipes originated. Loved by locals for over 20 years, it’s no secret that David’s authentic menu showcases some of the finest Shanghai comfort food in town while treating guests as an extension of Zhou’s own family. 

Enjoy a dumpling Christmas wrapped up by Oriental Teahouse

Born out of lockdown, Oriental Teahouse’s cook-at-home range takes the guesswork out of creating homemade dumplings by providing chef-quality ingredients packaged up with fun, easy-to-follow instructions. The packs are perfect for those who fancy themselves a bit of a dumpling aficionado. 

The Dumpling Lover Pack for $80 includes a mix of Oriental Teahouse’s most popular DIY and frozen dumplings including prawn and mushroom, veggie, pan-fried pork and chive, lemongrass and chicken, authentic prawn dumplings, BBQ pork buns, and house-made chilli oil. 

The Plant-based Pack for $80 includes a vegan selection of DIY veggie dumpling pack, mushroom dumplings, pan-fried veggie dumplings, veggie spring rolls, buddha buns, and house-made chilli oil. 

The packs showcase dumpling classics from the Oriental Teahouse menu and offer add-ons such as a steamer basket or the restaurant’s hand-blended teas for a complete Shanghai tea experience at home — available via Mr Yum.

After being a hit for World Dumpling Day back in September, the Dumpling Masterclass with David Zhou cook-along returns just in time for Christmas for $105. Up your pantry game with restaurant quality condiments and ingredients while streaming the masterclass to your TV, or playing the video off another device using the supplied QR code. Each hamper includes a selection of DIY packs, chef-made options, and everything else needed to create the ultimate dumpling feast, available for delivery 40km around Melbourne via Colab Pantry every fortnight. 

For a special dining option at home, the Oriental Teahouse Feast for $90 is the best way to experience the restaurant in your own space. The feast is good for two or more people, and perfect for those playing host for an end-of-year get-together, or as a gift for someone to wake up to on Christmas day.

Available for pre-order via Providoor, gift loved ones with food from the heart featuring a mixed dumplings basket, chilli wagyu beef dumplings, prawn and chive rolls, sweet shredded steak, Chinese broccoli, special fried rice and mango puddings. 

Oriental Teahouse is a household name that provides a world-class teahouse experience that is authentically Chinese but with a modern twist. The space encompasses a day-to-night culinary experience that does not sacrifice the essence of a traditional Chinese teahouse.