The Fat Buddha restaurant is one of the most recent additions to the QVB. I was meeting up with my sister and cousin for a bit of yum cha action before my high tea at the Sofitel hotel later that day. I only knew where it was because I was strolling around QVB just the weekend before (on Level 2 opposite end to the hobby shop).
There’s a fat Buddha at the entrance to greet people.
Lovely modern decor with beautiful arched windows.
An assortment of yum cha favourites.
I can’t remember what this was called, possibly ‘prawn ball with dragon beard’?- either way it was hot and fresh.
Xiao Long bao- not the best I’ve had but still very tasty with ‘soup’ inside.
The custard tarts were particularly delicious! (they were also still warm, the best way to have them!)
Mango pancakes– mango crepes filled with cream and mango chunks. Delicious but I didn’t get a chance to eat more than one bite
The food was pretty nice during yum cha and their desserts were particularly delicious. Even though while we were there there wasn’t too many people (so therefore not a particularly high turnover of food) the food was still hot and fresh.
Looking at their online menu, I would absolutely love to come back for the a-la-carte menu and try such dishes as: wok seare wagyu beef, steamed mud crab in fragrant rice wine and egg white custard, frilly deep fried bean curd with Szechuan dipping, wok seared pieces of wild barramundi with first brewed soy sauce and roasted pork rib with vintage dark vinegar and ginger. MMM my mouth is watering just typing out the names.
Venue: The Fat Budha
Address: Shop 201 Level 2 QVB, 455 George Street Sydney
Entertainment card: New recent addition to the Sydney book!