Whether you consider yourself an old hand dining in British-Chinese restaurants or you’re looking for something a little different, we think you’ll love Yu-Ma-Mi. With its blend of traditional and modern, the well-known and the unfamiliar, there’s lots to enjoy and discover – including authentic Chinese cuisine and dim sum.
The restaurant’s title is a neat combination of the owners’ family name, Yu, with the word ‘umami’. Said to be the fifth taste after salt, sweet, sour and bitter, it’s the intensely savoury flavour of umami that underpins Yu-Ma-Mi’s faultless food.
They’re particularly proud of bringing dim sum to north Staffordshire; bite-sized pieces that can be steamed, fried or baked and include dumplings, buns, wraps and rolls. We loved the handmade scallop & king prawn dumplings, char siu pork buns and the apparently simple but flavour-packed lo mai gai: lotus leaf parcels filled with rice, peanuts, mushrooms, tiny shrimp and rich, meaty Chinese sausage.
There’s a great choice of seafood and meat-based main courses too, including Hong Kong roast meats, scallops or prawns with a choice of sauces, plus vegetable dishes like the excellent stuffed peppers in black bean sauce.
For informal meals or quick lunches, take a look at Yu-Ma-Mi’s noodle bowls, soups and broths.
For opening times, visit Yu-Ma-Mi’s website.
Recommended by Lynne Barnsley, Staffordshire editor
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