If any of you have been to the Hope Street Market (check out my post on it here: http://20-somethingincapetown.blogspot.com/2011/04/city-bowl-market.html) you may have come across Edmund Hung and Clinton Ho-Win's stand. These two South African-Chinese guys hailed from Jozi to live out their epicurean life in the mother city.
Just a few weeks ago they opened a permanent establishment: South China Dim Sum Bar, right at the end of Long street, before the Baths.
Mr Fabulosity had checked it out the previous week and so I decided to venture out and try it at lunch time with a few colleagues.
The menu is very simple with a few potsick options (R28) – we tried the beef and vegetarian – Vietnamese Summer spring rolls (R30), noodle salads and so on. We also tried a very interesting turnip cake (R28) and the homemade lemon ice-tea (R15), which is just scrumptious.
There are no card facilities, so make sure you have cash, and as there is no liquor license, patrons are encouraged to bring their own booze.
It was bustling with trendy City Bowl working types and other touristy types.
The decor is very simple, with recycled crates as stools and Bruce Lee movie posters.
It's definitely worth a pop in for after work snacks and a drink (provided you bring your own wine). But don't go super hungry unless its pay day :-)
Dinner: Tue-Sun 6pm ’till late.
Lunch: 12 – 3pm. Wed – Fri.