Yo ! China
Feet Road Koramangala
new address in an up market area has opened its doors for discerning diners in
the last 9 months. The young crowds swarm this place during the weekends and voices
have to be raised to keep pace with their energetic exuberance. With the remix
and retro music that refuses to remain in the background, the ambiance of a café
is complete. The orange-yellow coloured brightly lit interior is offset by the
cool rubber wood seating having nearly 65 covers that is choc-a-block almost every
day. YO! China in Koramangala is spread over two floors. With an open kitchen
and an authentic Chinese chef, the executions of your orders are as transparent
as the glass enclosure that gives a ring side view of the happenings on the road.
Jeelani Athar says that Yo! China is the no.1 restaurant in Asia, with 25 outlets
in India and Bangalore is their first outlet in South India.
daughter, a regular here does the honours and orders for the Corn salt and pepper
starter. Crispy, juicy, with bits of corn and cob, its nicely done retaining
the corn flavour. Polishing the last piece, I am trying to decipher the oil pattern
on the plate. Their specialties are the Dimsums, Sates, Honey chilly potato and
the Combos. The Veg Dimsums arrive in style, steaming hot, resting on a leaf,
encased in bamboo containers. This rice flour dumpling has a stuffing of finely
chopped vegetables and mushroom with a hint of salt that teams very well with
the sauce (sui mai) thats tangy, tomato and vegetable based. The five pieces
come at a price of Rs 12/= a piece. The red and white coloured sauce is a visual
delight pepping the taste buds too. The chicken dimsums are equally good.
the menu are the Gobi Manchurian (65/=), Chilly paneer (55/=), Veg salt and pepper
(55/=) Chilly Paneer (55/=). For the non veg its a veritable choice from
Chicken lollypops (55/=), Chilly chicken fry (45/=), dry or gravy based, Chicken
sate, Chicken Wings, Chilly Chicken Dao, Chicken soi mai.
Veg hot and sour is spicy and a treat for those with troubled noses. I recommend
the Veg Sweet Corn, Veg Lemon Coriander soups all priced at Rs 59/= and for the
non veg the above are chicken based at Rs 45/=. The single and double Combos are
a meal by themselves. The single combo is a Veg spring roll with fried rice or
veg noodles (89/=), the Veg sweet and sour (99/=), Veg Schzawan (very spicy at
Rs 119/=) and the non veg combos at Rs 139/=.
double combos are priced Rs 99/= upwards with a starter, salad (Khimchee), noodles
and rice. The Veg Manchurian with hot garlic sauce (Rs 159/=) seared the tongue
but was delicious. Another variant is the Veg Schzawan (Rs 169/=). The Veg Chop
Suey and Chowmein are filling. Those not wanting the combos can go for Veg fried
rice (Rs 39/=), Veg Chowmein, Rice noodles Chopsuey or and the spicy Chilly Garlic
noodles which my daughter rates very hi. The non veg combo no.9 of Chilly Chicken
with Lamb Schzawan was different. The quantities are filling.
fixed menu of 1 main dish, hakka noodles and scoop of ice cream is a steal at
such budget prices of Rs 65/= (veg) and 75/= ( non veg).
the desserts the chocolate Brownie with or without ice cream and the rich chocolate
cake were wickedly yummy. Mocktails go by such alluring names as Southern belle,
Electric shock etc.
are great family, kitty and birthday party packages from Rs 90/= onwards with
4 items and vanilla ice cream. They undertake home delivery within 5 km radius.
restaurant differs from the scores of Chinese counterparts, as the service is
quick like in a fast food joint, the food comes aesthetically dressed and with
darshini prices to boot. Implementing the customer feedback seriously, do not
be surprised if you hear the strains of Hindi music wafting or find the food spicy
for a CHEERFUL (YO) or should it be YOung China eating place whose joie de vivre
cannot be missed.
a scale of 5
of food 4.0
6th Block, 80 feet Road
Opp. IBP Petrol pump
Website : http://www.yo-china.com
you have been to Yo! China recently and would like to give your feedback, please
William Bissel giving the restaurant an overall poor rating states " Visited
yesterday 17th June 2008, came across a dumb manager and unhygienic ambience.
My appetite for food was over but my wife insisted "lets try" The food
was excellent and the chinky looking waiter who served us could not understand
properly what we said, but all his efforts to make us comfortable and happy is
really appreciable. i am writing this just for that waiter. he deserves appreciation
and reward who made me eat at the place.
Krish also rates this restaurant as Poor and says " Food is not good as expected