Two friends and I had a terrific time last evening at Uncle Yip’s in Evendale.
I had never even heard of it – and on entering the restaurant saw why – everyone in the bustling space was Asian except one of my friends and I. So we got to experience Chinese food the way it is meant to be.
What a treat! We sampled many dishes, and each walked out with a bunch of little boxes – the food we had been unable to finish from our taste testing.
I really do not go to Chinese restaurants here – all the other Asian establishments are high on my list – fresh ingredients, a variety of spices, with the heat intrinsic to the dish and not added on. But in most Chinese places, I’ve found blandness and often cooked-until-they’re-dead veggies.
Not so at Uncle Yip’s. Fresh, well presented, interesting combinations. Lots of dim sum choices. Pleasant service.
I’m glad I brought Szichuan string bean home – that’ll be lunch, followed by the sesame balls stuffed with bean paste. Yum.