AS HEADY Asian spices waft through the air you'd be forgiven for confusing the carpark for the streets of Hong Kong.
For the first time, Let's Do Yum Cha will bring the flavours of the Orient to Gunnedah in the form of delicious spring rolls and dumplings cooked by a 'dark' or 'ghost' chef who's worked for some of the most-renowned restaurants in Sydney.
Everything that's served in a traditional bamboo steamer is served fresh, food truck owner Rowan Bates said.
"I wanted to do something crazy and different," he said.
"The chef has two key dishes that are renowned in major restaurants that were his creation.
"It's humbling that he wanted to step away from successful restaurants to come and work with me, experiment and push the envelope with forms of Yum Cha that hadn't been done before."
The company started in 2008 and has since toured nationally at night noodle markets, shows, festivals and pop-ups.
Traditional Yum Cha is served out of a trolley, but on Friday it will be served in the carpark behind The Gunnedah Hotel.
There will be vegetarian and vegan options on offer along with fresh Australian prawns and meats.
Mr Bates said he's looking forward to the event and encourages people who haven't tried Yum Cha before to come and check it out.
"We've never been as far north as Gunnedah and we've always wanted to get up there," he said.
Yum Cha will be served from 12pm to 8pm onwards.