Together with a bunch of officemates, I ventured farther than our usual haunts for our #HappyLunch. I actually recommended Yeah! Yeah! Chinese Cuisine after seeing pic after pic of scrumptious dimsum and rice toppings posted by fellow foodies on Instagram. Also, I wanted to take advantage of the promo by which diners can get the resto’s dimsum offerings, normally priced at Php120 or higher, for only Php95.
So off we went to Hemady Square along E. Rodriguez Avenue. (There is ample parking in the building’s basement but for a minute there I was worried that my officemate’s Ford Everest won’t fit the entrance nor the parking slot.) The building is fairly new but is already home to several business establishments.
Upon entering Yeah! Yeah! Chinese Cuisine’s premises, you will notice the spacious, well-lit and well-appointed dining area which contrasts with other run-off-the-mill Chinese eateries which might seem a bit dingy to almost everyone except their most loyal patrons. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows let in a lot of natural light. The furniture and design elements have muted colors that contribute to a relaxed dining atmosphere.
Taking advantage of the Php95/order for their dimsum, our group ordered:
Xiao Long Bao (normally priced at Php130)
Crab Roe Siomai (normally priced at Php120)
Shrimp Rice Roll (normally priced at Php160)
Taro Puffs (normally priced at Php130)
The famous Piggy Salted Egg Yolk Bao (normally priced at Php130)
Steamed Chicken Feet with Taosi (normally priced at Php130)
And since we brought our considerably big appetites with us, we also ordered:
Pork Giblets Congee (Php180)
Lechon Macau Rice Topping (Php280)
BBQ Pork Rice Topping (Php280)
Beef Brisket Noodle Soup (Php260)
The Lechon Macau was quite good: the flavorful skin has a nice crackle when you bite into it and the meat was melt-in-your-mouth tender. The serving was quite small, though.
The Xiao Long Bao is quite tasty as well; it was served steaming hot so I can slurp the soup from the bao and savor its meaty and herby flavor.
The Piggy Salted Egg Yolk Bao, on the other hand, was a bit of a let-down. Yes, it’s cute and Instagrammable, but I would have preferred a more pronounced taste of the salted egg yolk.
The dishes were served relatively promptly considering the size of our group and the number of orders. The servers were also attentive and accommodating, although there was some delay with a few of our requests.
I was thankful for the dimsum promo as it helped in convincing my officemates to accompany me in this foodie adventure.
By the way, if you have yet to try out Yeah! Yeah! Chinese Cuisine’s dimsum offerings, you will be glad to know that the dimsum promo has been extended to October 31, 2018. With this promo, you can get all dimsum at only Php95/order, Mondays to Fridays, from 11am to 5pm and 9pm to 11pm.
Yeah! Yeah! Chinese Cuisine is located at the Third Floor, Hemady Square, Dona Hemady Street corner E. Rodriguez Sr Avenue, New Manila, Quezon City. For reservations, call +63 2 9750070.
Check out my reviews of other Chinese restaurants:
- Hap Chan, Maybunga
- Kopi Tiam, New Manila
- Le Ching, Tomas Morato
- Twapakto, Tomas Morato
- Greyson’s, Mother Ignacia
- Bai Nian Tang Bao, BGC
- Fantaste, Salcedo Village
- Causeway, Tomas Morato
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