Dim sum coming to Lacey

By Kristin Kendle on January 10, 2013

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Pattaya Thai Cuisine and Sushi Bar is a tasty Thai hotspot in Lacey, headed up by Chef Ron B. In mid-February Chef Ron will deliver a new dose of deliciousness to the area, in the form of authentic, Hong Kong-style dim sum at a brand new restaurant called YumCha.

Dim sum is a Chinese dish of small, often bite-sized steamed dumplings and foods served in cylindrical steamer baskets. In Cantonese, Yum Cha translates to "drink tea," since many Chinese people snack on dim sum as they drink their afternoon tea.

"There's no dim sum restaurant from Portland to Seattle, so we have people who are asking for it," says Chef Ron. "So now people don't have to travel so far to have great dim sum."

Chef Ron B. is bringing in two chefs straight from Hong Kong to head up the menu at YumCha, meaning Oly residents and visitors can expect authentic cuisine. He says the restaurant will be toward the upscale end of the spectrum with a modern atmosphere. He expects the restaurant will open around Feb. 11 - just in time for you to take your sweetie out for some steamed delicacies.