A casual but decent Chinese restaurant is a bit difficult to find in the New Manila / QC area. Often, one would have to drive all the way to Binondo, Banawe or Greenhills. But now, you can stay in the New Manila / QC area if you’re craving for Chinese food. The place is nice, easily accessible, and has FREE PARKING!
YEAH YEAH CHINESE CUISINE
I was invited to Yeah Yeah Chinese Cuisine some time ago but haven’t been able to blog it because things became busy during the holidays. Yeah Yeah is located at the third floor of Hemady Square along E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave. The building has basement parking with guards, just don’t forget to have your parking validated.
Compared to the majority of casual Chinese restaurants, Yeah Yeah looks clean! It also does not feel noisy or crowded, and the glass wall to the outside helps a lot with that. The aircon also keeps the place cool.
Yeah Yeah serves Hong Kong-style dimsum and cuisine. Here are some of the dishes we were served:
Crab Roe Sio Mai (P130)
Crystal Ha Kaw (P138)
Beef Ball (P130)
These three dimsums were good, above average even. 🙂
Xiao Long Bao (P130) – XLBs are a Shanghainese specialty, not a Hong Kong specialty, and it shows. There was barely any soup inside the bao.
One dish I really liked was the Duck Noodles – I thought the broth was very clean – no off-flavors, no greasiness. I also love duck, so I enjoyed this. 🙂 It’s very difficult to find a casual restaurant that serves duck, you generally have to go to a full-blown banquet restaurant to order duck.
Century Egg Congee – I like the texture of the congee – you barely see any grain of rice – the rice has dissolved into a creamy congee. I also like the Century Egg that they used. As you can see from the pic, the century egg has the good quality, transparent jelly-like egg white, err.. brown.
I also liked their Chicken and Mushroom:
For dessert, we had Piggy Salted Egg Yolk Pao (P130). This looks so cute, just like the ones in Hong Kong! The filling was a sweet custard, although I wished it had a stronger salted egg flavor.
Here’s a look at their dimsum menu. They also have another menu with special dishes like seafood. Yeah Yeah now also has a set menu good for 10 persons starting at P6,500, ready for Chinese New Year celebrations.
30% OFF DIMSUM & CONGEE PROMO ANYTIME ON WEEKDAYS!
They have 30% OFF on dimsum and congee on weekdays! Yup, whole day on weekdays! I don’t know how long they’ll keep the promo, so take advantage while you can!
Aside from the food, the other reasons that draw me to dining at Yeah Yeah are the free parking, the clean ambience, and of course, the 30% off promo! The location is a good midpoint for me to meet for lunch with my friend who lives in the Scouts area.
The food is very Hong Kong casual / cha chan teng / yum cha style and their menu reminds me of popular neighborhood restaurants in Hong Kong, but here in Yeah Yeah, the surroundings are nicer. I plan to try the clay pot rice and the roasts next time we visit. You are talking to someone who brings home kilos of Hong Kong roast meats every time I fly back to Manila from HK. I am always on the lookout for good roast meats so maybe I don’t have to pack kilos of roast meats in my luggage next time. 🙂 It does look like they maintain Hong Kong level standards.
And of course, I must try their other dimsum like the Taro Puff, Rice Rolls, and Hong Kong specialties, which look really good in the photos I have seen. Rice rolls and radish cakes are my favorites. I am very curious about the Taro Puffs because I love Taro Duck. Most dimsum restaurants don’t do Taro Puffs well and they often end up very oily. Yeah Yeah had so many more interesting dishes on the menu that I wish we could have tried those, too. They even have Ma Lai Kow, which is a rare item to see in dimsum menus nowadays. So, if you’re dining in Yeah Yeah, try to be more adventurous and order something beyond the standard dimsums.
I suggest ordering dishes that Hong Kong chefs are known for, because I feel that that is their forte 🙂
Yeah Yeah Chinese Cuisine
Contact: (02) 975 0070 / 0917 8882010 / 0917 8712072 / (02) 751 6321
Hours: Mon-Sun 10:30 AM – 10 PM
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