I got really excited when a couple of friends of mine decided to try “Dragonfly” Brisbane city.
I only heard of it through another blog about brisbanes dumplings and was even more excited when I heard that its all you can eat!
The first impressions on the restaurant were, trendy, cozy, not really a place where you would eat yum cha and the music could have been Asian inspired.
Our expectations were very high for our $18.95 meal.
You got to pick between for baskets at a time – deep fried or steamed.
We were told by the waitress that we weren’t allowed to pick the exact dishes from the menu, they will be sent out randomly to us, which was fine with us because we planed in having every dish once.
So or the first round we got samosas, spring rolls, veggie pot stickers and pork gyoza.
I personally wasn’t expecting samosas at yum cha, but they were still yummy.
The spring rolls were delicious and so far our favorite.
The dough of the pot stickers and gyoza were the same and quite thick and doughy. The fillings were tasteful though.
Onto the next round. Disappointment, as we got exactly the same dishes again.
I didn’t want to have any more deep fried samosas, but we all enjoyed another round of the spring rolls and dumplings.
We were starting to fill up at this point and we were worried we were going to get the same dishes again, so I called the waitress over to adk her to please tell the kitchen to send something different out ( there were still prawn wontons, Sui Mai, pork steam buns and some deep fried puffs to try). She told us again that the kitchen just sends them out randomly but We insisted on her getting us other dishes and she did.
On to the next excitement.
We had prawn wontons, pork steam
Buns, sui mai and more pork gyoza.
The steam buns looked like dumplings and tasted good, then prawn wontons were quite tasty but the sui Mai wasn’t the best I’ve had. Again the dough was heavy and tough.
We were now at our limits and had to give up eating. No deep fried ice cream for us!
The experience was quite fun and exciting, the yum cha not the best I’ve had. I won’t go running back any time soon, only to show more people that would be interested and hungry!
2/5 steamed dumplings – the dough was too heavy and thick, fillings only ok
3/5 deep fried – spring rolls were our favorite although I do not want to be eating deep fried all night and certainly not any more then two samosas!
2/5 service – very slow staff and it took us more then ten minutes to pay because no one was trained to split the bill ( which we didn’t know we weren’t allowed to do)
4/5 price – not bad for what we got!
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