Updated: Sep 29, 2019
If you follow me on Instagram, you will already have read about how delicious I found the food at Yuu Kitchen when I visited recently. I just...don't know how they get it right EVERY time.
To be honest, I could have left after just eating the miso aubergine starter, and been happy. What do they put in this stuff?
So sweet, so sticky, and so satisfying.
The pulled jackfruit bao bun and okra fries were new to me. I often feel that jackfruit tends to look better than it tastes, but THIS BAO BUN mocked me. The bao bun was the perfect thing to hold the jackfruit in - simple tasting and full of bounce. I know that some people find the slime in okra to be off-putting but slime doesn't bother me. I thought that maybe these fries would have come with the slime eliminated, however, because of how they appeared. Never did I think okra - battered or not - could work with a mayonnaise like sauce that came with it but it did! Beautifully battered too!
You know I couldn't have left the place without having my sweet treat. Take this dessert in.
Ube (purple yam) cake and ube ice-cream. I didn't even know what to do with myself. THIS is real creativity. The cake had a very fudge like texture, and was surprisingly not that sweet despite it's rich appearance. I also liked how the ice cream held its own and didn't lose the battle against the warmth of the cake because I have no time for quickly melting ice cream.
What would a visit to a Japanese and South East Asian restaurant be without sake? Of course, I had that too! I expected my throat to be burning up after I saw the alcohol percentage level, but that didn't happen. It was so fruity and smooth that it almost felt like I wasn't drinking alcohol. Those are the most dangerous drinks.
I'm sure you don't need me to clarify this, but I would 100% recommend Yuu Kitchen. Second time visiting and I have nothing but praise to give this beautiful restaurant.
Check them out here: https://www.yuukitchen.com