yauatcha @ battersea power station

p1010098.JPGYauatcha is the gorgeous all-day teahouse and dim sum restaurant run by Alan Yau, the owner of Hakkasan, Britain’s only Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant.  Located in Soho, for the Power Station’s exhibition, Yauatcha opened a satelitte outlet in the Pavilion. Queues of gourmands predictably formed, all eager to tuck into eaterie’s 24 varieties of dim sum and wash it down with its 150 varieties of tea. But at £3.50 to £5 a pop for har gao, siu mai, turnip cake, congee and the like, it wasn’t just that I didn’t see the point of paying for something I could eat a trough load of for just as much at 3am in Jalan Alor, but heck, when does a busy restaurant ever have table for one?