Thursday, July 15, 2010

Yum Yum Too

Yum Yum Too (Thai restaurant)
662 9th Ave (corner of 46th St)
New York, NY 10036

I went with a group of 10 for dinner on a Saturday night. Amazingly enough, street parking was pretty easy to find. Most of the group ordered from the prix-fixe menu, where they had 2 options. One was only $15.95 (soup, appetizer, entree & dessert) & the other was $22.95, which had the same amount of food but had a better selection (crispy duck, fish, etc).

My bf & I decided to share one $22.95 prix fixe & add an order of the Beef Drunken Noodle. Both the prix-fixe & a al carte portions were the same...HUGE! Everyone shared just about everything, so it was great to try all the dishes out. When they say spicy, they mean spicy! My tongue was burning but in a good way. Maybe I'm just a weakling, but others who love spicier thing had burning tongues too.

The Galanga Coconut Soup was a bit too salty for bf's taste, but I enjoyed it. It has pieces of chicken in it.

The Thai Dumplings (chicken stuffed w/ shrimp & crab meat) were decent. I always love the Thai dipping sauces. One was the peanut sauce, the other is the cucumber vinegar sauce).

The Crispy Basil Red Snapper was the entree. After taking off the meat, they deep fry the remaining bones for a tasty treat. Most Asians love to eat every part of a fish!
The Beef Drunken Noodle was very tasty & like all the other entrees, it was huge! This is my favorite dish to order at Thai restaurants.

I also sampled the Roasted Duck Tamarind (spicy & not spicy version) & they were both very good. The meat was juicy & tender. The Pad Thai wasn't overly salty, which I liked. The noodles were cooked perfectly, so it was clumping together & the flavor was very good.

And finally, it was time for dessert! BF ordered the creme brulee (as well as 2 others at the table). What came to us were 3 totally different creme brulees! Who knew?!?!? They didn't give us a choice, they just gave us whatever they felt like, which was fine by all of us! We got: Ginger, Thai-Iced Tea & Green Tea (I think or honeydew... it was hard to tell).
BF ended up with the Thai Iced Tea flavored Creme Brulee, but he just about ate all the Ginger one too! tsk tsk...

Overall, it was a good place to have dinner. It wasn't overly crowded & they had a table in the corner to fit all of us without making us feel cramped. The cost was very resonable for NYC. It came out to about ~$20 per person.

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