Yum Yum Cha is surely on an expansion spree, and rightly so, since it has maintained its standards over the years and continues to serve delicious food with efficient service at all its outlets. The brand recently opened its fourth outlet at DLF Promenade mall at Vasant Kunj, and the interiors follow the same theme of an open space, with a huge open kitchen, a nice bright white background juxtaposed with splashes of color from the ornate colorful Origami design that adorn the walls. With this outlet, they’ve taken the spunk to another level and have made different animal heads using Origami. As always, each table had a selection of five sauces kept on it- Chili Jam, Chili Oil, Chili and Garlic Sauce, Tamarind Chili Sauce, and Lemon Honey Chili Sauce. Each sauce was delicious, and the flavors were all distinct. We couldn’t help ourselves from trying all the sauces as we waited for our food.We started off with three types of dim sum. The vegetarian one was Chili Coriander, and it had a really thin covering and was filled with lots of finely diced vegetables such as carrots and zucchini with a lovely fresh coriander flavor. The dim sum came in a sauce that had coriander, fresh red chili, and some other lovely spices, and was really spicy and delicious. The Chicken Nam Jim had juicy minced chicken with subtle spicing, in a sauce flavored with coriander, chili and lemon juice, with a touch of honey. But our favorite dim sum by far was the Xiao Long Bao, which was a pork soup dumpling. It was filled with a clear broth flavored with shichimi and garlic along with pork pieces, and as soon as we broke open the dim sum, the broth poured out and was delicious. This one is a must-try!The Sweet Potato Salad was served cold and had scoops of creamy sweet potato mash flavored deftly with shichimi and some finely diced onions and tomato along with coriander and some black sesame seeds for crunch.
The Duck Spring Rolls were another stellar dish. The spring rolls had a crisp, flaky filo pastry covering that wasn’t oily, and was filled with delicious shredded duck. The rolls were served with sweet, sticky and flavorsome hoisin sauce which is a classic combination. This dish would surely have us going back for more soon.
We then had the Paper Hot Pot which is a combination of soup and noodles with the soup served in a paper pot that is heated from the bottom. We went with the tom yum chicken flavor and though the noodles and soup tasted nice, we felt the lemongrass and other herbs and spices were a bit muted in flavor in the soup and could be amped up a bit. The noodles were nice and thin and perfectly cooked though.
Along with our meal, we had two flavors of their Fun Bottles or mocktails- the Chili Cucumber and Smoked Mango, both of which were very nice.
We ended our delicious meal with two amazing desserts- Espresso Crème Brulee and Chocolate Mud Pot. The crème brulee had a nicely set custard which was still light and creamy and had a robust coffee flavor, which was amazing. The brulee or caramelized sugar on top was thin and had a nice crack to it. The Chocolate Mud Pot impressed us with not only its presentation but also its taste. It was served in a pot and actually looked like a plant, with a herb on top and some chocolate soil. Below the chocolate soil, there was a slab of dark chocolate, which when we broke away, revealed an airy, creamy rich dark chocolate mousse. A clever thing that the chef did here was to add a pinch of salt to the mousse so it doesn’t get too overwhelmingly sweet. This dessert is heaven for all chocolate lovers.Overall, Yum Yum Cha yet again delivered on its promise of fun, delectable Asian food, in a lively setting with really efficient service. A place worth trying!
Overall Rating: 4.25/5
Location: Shop 310, 2nd Floor, DLF Promenade Mall, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
Phone No.: +91 9810055996