Yum Yum Thai
Fuss-free fresh food in a friendly, vibrant flavour emporium that fully lives up to its name
Despite its relatively fuss-free countenance (there be no “traditional” gold braided dragon-related paraphernalia in this cheerful contemporary diner), Yum Yum Thai offers solace and succour to those in dire need of a life-affirming blast of healthy, uncomplicated but highly flavoursome food at budget-friendly prices, resulting in an antidote to many of life’s ills on (several) plates.
The prescription for your chosen remedy is refreshingly simple to decipher: simply choose a main course from a classic Thai selection, the majority of which are priced at £10.50 (inclusive of rice or noodles), with dishes on the ‘specialities’ selection costing a couple of quid more. You can, if you wish, supplement your choice with a side order from 15-strong cast list all fluctuating around the £5.20-7 mark, although main course portion size negates the necessity for such excesses, treatsome though they may be.
Meanwhile, the restaurant’s mission statement is admirably straightforward too: organic, free range and/or locally sourced produce pushed to the fore, MSG banned from the premises and the meat in most dishes effortlessly replaced with tofu to create a veggie version. If a green curry is the benchmark by which all Thai restaurants should be judged, the YYT’s rendition of this familiar favourite can only be called exemplary: super-soft chicken, silky aubergine chunks and crisp shards of fresh vegetables bathing in a gently hot, soporific coconut sauce offset by lively sweet basil. All in all, expect fuss-free fresh food in a friendly, vibrant flavour emporium that fully lives up to its name – yum yum indeed.