Can’t sleep – pretty sure the cup of decaf I got earlier at the diner across the street came from the wrong pot. Perfect time to post to a neglected corner of the intertubes.
Dinner tonight at Yum Yum Too on 9th Avenue in NY. Food was very good – Tom Kha soup was brothy and not too salty. Entree was very good too, but more on that in a moment. Coconut ice cream for dessert was surprisingly good, too. “Surprisingly” because, to be honest, I don’t typically expect much from dessert at a Thai place. “Good” because it was just good ice cream – flakes of coconut and all.
Interestingly, Yum Yum Too is the leftmost of three restaurants which look oddly… related. Yum Yum Too on 9th Avenue. Partly because the signs use the same typeface. But mostly because the three restaurants are named (from North to South) Yum Yum Too, Yum Yum III, and Yum Yum Bangkok Thai Kitchen. Odd that there are 3 of them on the same side of the street (I understand the place across the street is also part of the same family of restaurants). Stranger that they’re named as they are. Stranger yet that they’re out of order (why *is* III in the middle?).
For dinner, I ordered the Citrus Red Snapper, which really was very good. The lime sauce was fresh and very bright; the breading on the fish not the least bit heavy or oily. The salad stacked on top (daikon radish? something similar?) was very fresh and a good contrast of textures. The presentation, however, made the meal. Dramatic indeed – it’s not often you have the opportunity to commune so directly with your meal as you eat it.