Tao Tao House
815 Glenferrie Rd
Hawthorn, VIC 3122
03 9818 0968
I confess I can be a skeptical person sometimes. Good yum cha in Hawthorn… Really? Is that possible? That’s what crossed my mind when I heard Agnes and Allan talk (and blog) positively about this place. Hah! But I’m much more likely to trust a blogger’s taste over a critic’s review in the newspaper. So I finally organised a session here with friends on Boxing Day last year.
Never had yum cha inside such a serene and tranquil setting before. Maybe it’s a public holiday that’s why, but that session was really quiet, civilised and pleasant. Very nice to me, but for some of my companions, they found it unsettling because yum cha is supposed to be noisy and raucous. I’d take this quieter version any day when in Melbourne, and maybe opt for the noisy edition when visiting Hong Kong.