I should know Chinese food like the back of my hand but sadly, I don't. Possibly due to the different terminologies that exist within the various Chinese ethnic groups? Having grown up in Malaysia, I am very familiar with Malaysian Cantonese to which, is very different from the proper Cantonese as observed from Hong Kong locals.
And so, ordering food at a yum cha session may be confusing at times. Nevertheless, it's always fun to learn something along the way:)
At most yum cha restaurants, it is essential to book regardless of how many people you are rocking up with. To be able to converse in Cantonese is a plus point too. As most yum cha restaurants are managed by Hong Kong people, you can be assured that service is efficient and at times, may appear rude.
Admittedly, I have a very high tolerance level towards rude staff service and so, I didn't have any problems here. Sure it's difficult to get staff's attention depending on where you sit but hey, food still gets to you regardless. All you need is a bit of patience:)
Overall, we have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves here and I won't mind heading back soon for another round of authentic and satisfying yum cha session.