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By Kate Springer | September 14th, 2015

Yum cha is pretty much the best thing in the world: it cures hangovers, hunger pangs and in some cases even serious marital issues. But you have to go through some rough times before you can bask in the glow of complete culinary satisfaction. 

1. You rush to get in line before the crowd but you’re too late.

Still waiting at Tim Ho Wan 10 years later. Photo: Richard Foo TH/Flickr
Still waiting at Tim Ho Wan 10 years later. Photo: Richard Foo TH/Flickr

2. You finally get a table but there is no one in sight to serve you.

Dim sum lines foreverrr Photo: Juicyrai/Flickr
Please feed usssss. Photo: Juicyrai/Flickr

3. A trolley lady passes by. She MUST have some food.

No, sorry, only chicken feet scraps here. Photo: Christ Goldberg/Flickr.
No, sorry, only chicken feet scraps here. Photo: Chris Goldberg/Flickr.

4. While you wait, you down approximately three pots of jasmine tea and two pots of pu-erh all by yourself.

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5. Ah! Finally! Towers of steaming baskets plop down on the table. Maybe we over-ordered?

Photo: Dim sum for daaays. Mojoaxel/Flickr
Photo: Dim sum for daaays. Mojoaxel/Flickr

6. There’s only one char siu bao left and everyone’s politely ignoring it while working through the rest. Fine… if no one else is gonna do it…

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7. You wake up 50 years later… and you’re still trying to finish.

Just one. more. dumpling. Photo: Dennis Wong/Flickr
Just one. more. dumpling. Photo: Dennis Wong/Flickr