Yim Yam Thai Laos
415 Mt Alexander RdAscot Vale 3032
There are three Yim Yam restaurants - the original in Yarraville, another in Collingwood and the one I recently visited in Ascot Vale. After being in Moonee Ponds for a number of years the restaurant moved to larger premises in neighbouring Ascot Vale in May.
I had ordered their takeaway before and been impressed with the food so was looking forward to dining in and I was not disappointed. The food was delicious and the staff attentive and friendly. I was disappointed though to find out that they are BYO only. I didn't realise this and would have liked to enjoy a nice crisp glass of white wine with my meal! They do have a number of soft drinks on offer - but my lemon lime and bitters was not a good substitute :(
|Seared Chicken Satay Sticks - $7.90|
We started with Chicken Satay sticks. These were a good version of this staple. Nice sauce.
|Tom Yum Spicy Prawn Stirfry - $18.90|
The Tom Yum spicy prawn stir fry was the highlight of the night. I love Tom Yum soup and this stir fry was full of those beautiful aromatic flavours - lemongrass, coriander, kaffir lime leaves, chilli - absolutely delicious. Spicy but not too hot and the prawns and vegetables were beautifully fresh.
|Massaman Lamb Curry - $14.50|
The classic Massaman Lamb curry was very tasty. The lamb was tender and it had a nice amount of potato and crushed peanuts. The accompanying coconut rice was lovely.
|Coconut Rice - $5.50|
Banana Dumpling $5.50
There were quite a few interesting options on the dessert menu. I tried the Banana Dumpling which was described as sticky rice and banana rolled into a dumpling, wrapped in banana leaves and steamed. It was served with a scoop of coconut ice cream. This was nice but I found the banana flavour to be quite strong and almost a little artificial and I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would.
Coconut Ice Cream $5.00
Will definitely return with a nice bottle of wine next time!