Bite-sized Chinese food packs big punch at Yummy House

If you have ever looked at someone’s dish in a restaurant and thought “I’d like to try that,” then you may be interested in a popular, bite-sized Chinese style of food preparation at Yummy House.

Diners enjoy dim sum at Yummy House in Ocala, Florida
Diners enjoy dim sum at Yummy House in Ocala, Florida

Dim Sum, which is a style of Chinese cuisine in which small portions of food are served in steamer baskets or on small plates, is a mainstay in most authentic Chinese restaurants. 

Steamer baskets fill the carts and tables during Yummy House's dim sum
Steamer baskets fill the carts and tables during Yummy House’s dim sum

During a typical dim sum meal, dishes include potstickers, buns, soups, dumplings, a variety of meats, and additional specialty dishes. Waitstaff deliver these dishes a-la-carte by wheeling through the dining room with all of the dishes on display.

Think of dim sum as a buffet with a-la-carte items: Food is constantly being prepared and as a result, the carts that carry the food are continuously stocked with fresh options and patrons never have to wait more than a few seconds for their food.

Yummy House’s dim sum menu is extensive and includes traditional favorites like pork buns and shumai, a type of traditional Chinese dumpling.

Pork buns, and beef and pork spare ribs are traditional dim sum favorites
Pork buns, and beef and pork spare ribs are traditional dim sum favorites
Pork shumai at Yummy House in Ocala
Pork shumai is a popular dim sum dish

There are also a variety of vegetarian and seafood options, including shrimp shumai, shrimp and chive dumplings, and shrimp balls, a popular Chinese appetizer made by blending shrimp with spices to make a paste that is then covered with spring roll wrapper strips and deep-fried.

Shrimp and chive dumplings
Shrimp and chive dumplings
Crunchy fried shrimp balls
Crunchy fried shrimp balls

Individual dishes range from $3.25 for a small, to $4.25 for a large, not including the chef’s specials which top out at $7.99 each. Check out Yummy House’s full dim sum menu here. The restaurant still offers its full menu during dim sum hours on weekends, including Chinese-American classics like Sesame Chicken, Sweet and Sour Chicken, Szechuan Pork, and over a dozen varieties of fried rice. Read Yummy House’s full menu here. 

Located at 3500 SW College Rd Ste 400, Yummy House is open each day for lunch between 11 a.m. and 2:45 p.m., and then again for dinner between 4:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. The restaurant offers dim sum on weekends before 2:30 p.m.

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