Desk Dim Sum Courtesy of Yummy Yummy
Yummy Yummy would be easy to pass by, that is unless a batch of waffles is cooking up, because you will be completely powerless to resist that smell. And this is a good thing really, because inside you can pick up a few tasty snacks to make up your own dim sum lunch to take back to the office.
Yummy Yummy gets dumplings and other snacks from the Chinatown Noodle Factory across the street. All of the small dishes are packaged to make transporting them easy. If you are lucky, you can catch them while they are hot. Otherwise, reheat in the microwave using the wet-paper-towel method* so nothing dries out.
Check out some of Yummy Yummy’s yummy options after the jump…
*wet-paper-towel method involves draping a wet paper towel on top of all of the items before popping in the microwave
For one dollar, you can get a huge helping of congee. Congee is a Chinese savory porridge that is the perfect winter comfort food. This version included mung bean and scallion and while more watery than it should be, it is still totally worth getting as one component of your lunch.
Pan fried dumplings had a nice filling but take less kindly to the reheat than the other snacks.
The great taste of the chive buns is only mildly diminished by the greasiness.
On top are the shrimp rice noodles, a good pause from all the greasiness, and which by itself is very filling. Below that is pan fried radish cake with egg, probably my favorite dish because I love the mushy texture and salty flavor.
Don’t forget about those waffles for dessert! At Yummy Yummy, Chinese waffles are made to order with a choice of original or green tea white chocolate. I absolutely loved the green tea white chocolate, despite me not being a big white chocolate person. They are made to order and served hot… so you may want to go wild and eat your dessert first.
Most snacks cost around $2, so its painless to mix and match!
THE + (What somebody who likes this place would say)
- I love dim sum!
- I like the idea of putting together a few cheap items to make a lunch
THE – (What somebody who doesn’t like this place would say)
- Items might not be warm
- The greasiness of some of the snacks and the carb heavy selection turns me off
- What are you talking about? This isn’t how I do dim sum! Where are the ladies pushing carts filled with hot plates to point and eat?
Yummy Yummy, 52 N 10th St (btw Filbert & Arch St), 215-625-9188