Dumpling Tea Party

by cecylia on June 7, 2013

Last week I had the pleasure of lunching with my blogger friends at David‘s. I always feel healthier after visiting the Prahran restaurant located on Cecil Place (Another reason why I love this place is because my childhood nickname was Cecil). The detoxing teas and nutritious meals somehow not only help prevent me from overeating, they always ensure that I feel clean and healthy afterwards. We were very fortunate to sit down with the Chinese medicine maestro himself. David informed us about the various health benefits of his teas. There are concoctions for nearly every ailment-  low energy, bad skin, indigestion, insomnia, poor circulation, the list goes on. The newest tea release at David’s is Diamonds & Roses, a beautiful blend of Chinese fruits, roses and green tea that offers boundless health benefits. It is excellent for skin and circulation so I am going to rely heavily on it this winter!


The vegetable dish in the 6th photo (or 3 up from here) is so healthy I literally feel like I’m getting a detox by eating it. My mother is an organic green grower and this is one vegetable she swears by. I have no idea what it is called in English, but it is has excellent cleansing and cooling properties. Maybe just ask for ‘Chinese vegetable’ and the waiters will know what you’re talking about. As I said in [THIS POST], visiting David’s is like going home to mom who lavishes me with healthy and nutritious dishes. I often lament about how healthy I used to be when I grew up on my mother’s meals, and in contrast how irresponsible my diet is nowadays… I recently brought mom to David’s for Mother’s Day dinner and was secretly afraid that she may be disappointed by the dishes, since she is such an awesome Shanghainese cook and is ridiculously picky about her home-town cuisine. But I’m proud to tell you that David’s is now her favourite Asian restaurant. And for her to say that is an unbelievable feat. Plus, with her limited English, she doesn’t even realise that it’s on a street with the same nickname as her daughter…


你会看到照片里的蔬菜是如此的健康,我简直觉得我一边在嚼,蔬菜一边在帮助我排毒。我的母亲很重视新鲜的蔬菜,她家里种了很多极有营养的蔬菜。 正如我在[这里]所说,去David的餐馆就比如回妈妈家-大加我健康和营养的菜肴。以前,我非常地健康​​,因为是在我母亲的菜谱下长大的。现在,我的饮食十分不良…最近,我将妈妈带到David吃母亲节晚餐,心里暗暗担心她可能会失望。她是位十分棒的厨师,一般的餐馆达不到她的标准。不过,我很自豪地告诉你,David的餐馆现在是她最喜欢的亚洲餐厅!

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Cee June 7, 2013 at 7:55 pm

Oh my goodness, David’s sounds and looks like the most wonderful place! I love tea and I always love being able to have new tea experiences; sitting down with someone who could educate me about the teas I was about to drink and their benefits would be wonderful. You all look beautiful and like you had the best time :)


Mica June 8, 2013 at 9:18 am

Sounds like such a nice place for a meal! :) The decor looks really nice, as does your meal :)

And if it has mum’s seal of approval you know it’s good!

Hope you have a lovely long weekend :)


miranda June 9, 2013 at 12:15 am

This looks like such a lovely time, and you girls look gorgeous!



Briseidy June 9, 2013 at 10:57 am

love this photos! looks like you had a perfect time!


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