63–65 York Street
This is one of those specialist yum cha restaurants that you know will be good because it's full of Chinese people.
It has the usual mix of steamed and pan-fried dumplings, spring rolls and buns, but the menu leans strongly towards authentic Chinese too; you can get a little adventurous here and be suitably rewarded with some new flavours.
These scallop dumplings were superb, and very filling. Each had a whole scallop inside, with roe intact. Of course, farmed scallops are small by nature, but it's still rather generous serve.
Unlike many yum cha joints in bigger cities, at Ding Sing you order off the card instead of grabbing something from a cart as it comes around. It was a minor oversight that we chose five of the larger serves because each entry on the menu is clearly marked with a size rating of 1 to 5. One the other hand, a stuff-yourself-to-bursting lunch for two plus a delicious peach smoothy and a placcy container with some leftovers to take home cost only $64.
Get here early or make a booking because otherwise Launceston's Chinese community will beat you to it.