Many moons ago we were lunching in our favourite Chinatown restaurant, Yee King Noodles, when a Chinese student plonked himself at the table beside us, and devours a most interesting dish of mysterious shiny yellow hunks, dunking each piece in water, and grinning like the happiest bloke alive.
What is this dish that makes him so happy? Toffeed sweet potato. We've been obsessed with trying this super crunchy dish ever since, but Alison has had braces on her teeth, UNTIL TONIGHT! Barely out of the orthodontist's, elephant stamp on hand, Alison and her metal-free teeth are in Yee King Noodles for super crunchy toffeed sweet potato.
Sweet Potato in Toffee - about $12. Main course and dessert all in one.
When we say it's toffeed, it truly is toffeed. Strings of toffee dangle and crystalise mid-air. Dunk it in water to temper the heat and soften the toffee. As we bite there's a shockwave from that parallel universe that dentists live in, we still hear them screaming our sleep.
Whole eggplant with pork mince and capsicum - $13.80. Eggplant is always good. Eggplant with pork is better.
BBQ Lamb Leg with Cumin & Spicy Pepper - $14.80. This is on the specials board, and yes, it is special. Slow cooked lamb topped with cumin, chili and shallots. It is perfectly cooked and spiced, we can see Neil Perry or Kylie Kwong pinching this one and charging $50 for it.
The meat falls of the bone. Mumma.
Yee King Noodles is highly recommended for anybody keen to explore the menu and try something a little different, this place rewards the adventurous eater. See our other Yee King feasts here, here and here.
Yee King Noodles is at 408 Sussex St, Haymarket/Chinatown. Phone (02) 9211 1138.
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