Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 23 January 2020: The highly anticipated opening of Yauatcha by the Hakkasan Group in partnership with Al Khozama Management company, is now open for reservations. The all-day Dim Sum teahouse located in Al Faisaliah Mall – Mode is slated to open on 9 February, and ready to welcome guests for a truly one-of-a-kind experience into the undiscovered world of modern Chinese fare.
Some not-to-miss signature menu items that can be found on any Yauatcha menu worldwide include:
Scallop Shui Mai: Steamed, wheat flour dumplings stuffed with a variety of fillings, this artful creation features a base of minced prawn topped with a scallop wrapped with egg flour skin pastry and garnished with silky orange tobiko caviar.
Prawn and Bean Curd Cheung Fun: Fresh steamed rice flour pastry rolled around a variety of fillings and served with a sweet and light soy sauce, the prawn and bean curd consists of a pleasing combination of textures from the deep fried minced prawn wrapped in bean curd pastry rolled with steamed rice flour pastry and served with a sweet and light soy sauce.
Venison Puff: Baked fluffy pastries stuffed with meaty fillings and topped with sesame seeds, the venison puff is filled with sweet and sticky venison marinated with black pepper sauce and char sui sauce.
Raspberry Delice: An artful dessert consisting of raspberry, Madirofolo chocolate, and lychee.
“Our menu puts an artful spin on historic dishes, true to the nuances of Chinese Cantonese cuisine. You’ll be introduced to bursts of flavor with item pairings of the most unexpected ingredients, in line with the most discerning of dishes in the world. Yauatcha seeks to open your mind to a new way of looking at and experiencing an immersive slice of Chinese culture. Our culinary innovations really fit in with the new progressivism happening in the Kingdom and the countries embracing of new cultural experiences in line with Saudi Vision 2030,” says Michael Southern, President & CFO for Hakkasan Group.
Reflecting the menu’s sleek presentation, is the restaurant’s equally polished interior design. Bringing elements of minimalism into the décor, Yauatcha straddles contemporary lines with tasteful touches of Chinese heritage. Yauatcha is a social space; a modern incarnation of the traditional Chinese tea house; a space to connect – with the environment, other people and the experience. Taking this and its electric blue-lit ambiance, brings Yauatcha’s vision for sleek and contemporary lines to life. The restaurant’s design lends itself to authenticity. From the open kitchen to the convivial seating arrangement to the restaurant’s signature starry sky lounge, Yauatcha makes the unfamiliar, familiar, giving its guests the freedom to create an experience that means something to them.
Across its two floors, guests are privy to the dynamic energy coming from the peaceful aquariums and the year-round, airy and climate-controlled garden terrace that is a nature-filled space with verdant foliage and Cherry Blossoms. The multi-purpose restaurant space offers private rooms catering for business lunches and dinners, alongside a standalone French-inspired patisserie serving up a delectable array of sweet masterpieces, perfect for all gift-giving occasions.
“Yauatcha’s design allows guests to instantly feel at home. Taken from the convivial nature of a dim sum teahouse, the space inspires a level of camaraderie, which gives a sense of familiarity and warmth with a woven sophistication throughout. It is the perfect setting for a casual catch up as well as a fit-for-purpose business venue with our many private VIP spaces,” adds Hugo Morena, Vice President of Restaurants for Hakkasan Group.
Yauatcha Riyadh officially opens on 9 February. Booking is available from now.