R3 Westfield Hornsby
There aren’t that many yum cha places in or around Hornsby. One in fact and it’s Joyful House. We generally travel for a yum cha meal and so we decided to pay Joyful House a visit for a quick and light bite.
For us, steamed dumplings always make us think we’re eating a bit healthier. They’re steamed rather than fried. In fairness this is probably true but we also have plenty of fried ones too. These ones were steamed prawn and chive dumplings. They were hot and tasty.
Fried calamari - always on our list. We grabbed a hot and freshly cooked plate of this. It was golden, crisp on the outside and tender inside. Just what we needed - or at least wanted!
So much for starting with the steamed stuff. We next grabbed some fried scallop wontons and some chicken spring rolls. They were both crispy, golden, hot and good. If you like plenty of crunch make sure you get some wontons.
We just had to have the egg custard tarts to finish off. When there are three, Mlady always gets the extra one. When there are two she often gets both as well! Sir was grateful to get one here. They were still warm. The flaky pastry was great and the custard was sweet and delicious.
Joyful House has a monopoly on the yum cha market in Hornsby. As a result, they get plenty of people through their doors. They have outside seating too so there’s plenty of space and the trolleys of food come around very regularly.
We enjoyed what we had. the food was good, it arrived quickly and the service was fast and efficient. It was how a yum cha place should be!