10 September 2016

Yum Yum Cha, Cyber Hub, Gurgaon: About Sushi, Dimsums & More

Yum Yum Cha opened its second outlet in Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon some time back and it's every bit as superb as the Select Citywalk one. The same interiors, slightly bigger than the first outlet, and the same never-ending line of people outside, waiting to get it.

The menu has a few new additions, like the Japanese Pizza and the Banoffee Sushi, a few appetizers and dimsums, some fun bottles, and a couple of other dishes. I started my meal with their dimsums which are a real treat. No matter which one you order, you can expect only bangs and bangs of flavour. Their Prawn Hargao is as smacking as this dimsum can get. Chunky prawns that are the best part about it. Chicken & Chilli Oil dimsums were something I tried for the first time. The dried chilli that weren't that spicy, on a bed of chilli oil vinegar and a stuffing of chicken, made for some delicious flavourful dimsums! I can't decide if this one was my favourite or the Crystal Duck Dimsums. Slightly sweet, such soft duck, in a translucent coating- simply mind-blowing! It almost melted in the mouth. There are 5 accompanying dips at Yum Yum Cha to go with your food, and these were the perfect dips to complement my dimsums. Sweet, spicy, ginger-y, not that spicy, pungent- they have dips to suit all kinds of taste preferences. 

Tried the Sushi Platter, and chose Dynamite, Volcano and Alaska sushi. Salmon with spicy mayo and prawn tempura in the Dynamite one- my absolutely favourite here and a must order each time. Alaska and Volcano were equally delicious. With tempura flakes for the crunch and crab as the filling, the Alaska sushi is something I tried for the first time. Volcano was with tuna and scallop with spicy mayo, that's my favourite sauce in their sushi (can't help the inclination towards my spicy palette). Their Sushi Platter is a complete delight! 12 pieces of sushi and you can choose any three from the menu.

I tried the Japanese Pizza because wanted to try a new addition on their menu, but it wasn't as appealing as I expected it to be. A thin crisp tortilla base with toppings on it, and no cheese (because it's a Japanese pizza). The topping of Peking Duck in hoisin sauce with micro greens was too dry for the pizza. Maybe I should have gone with the tuna one and have liked its moist texture to go with the pizza. The pizza was crisp but that flavour going with a pizza wasn't right for me.

In mains we tried our most favourite Spicy Basil & Chicken Sizzling Sticky Rice. Sticky rice with corn kernels, tofu, chickem, basil, and a little curry which is slightly spicy in taste. The server brings the bowl to the table and mixes all the contents together, and you then have yourself a smashing wholesome bowl! The longer the rice stays in the bowl the more crispy it gets in the bottom, and that lovely char to the rice is to die for!! One of my most favourite things at Yum Yum Cha.

I always go and order the sizzling sticky rice here, but this time I also tried the Paper Hot Pot Rice. The Sichuan Fire Pot is what our server suggested us, and it was a damn good recommendation. A curry which is very watery in texture, but filled with so much flavour. The flavour is slightly spicy, it's well balanced with the slightly sour punch, and mixed with rice you feel like this is the best comfort food. A must try here. I now know why every table orders this at Yum Yum Cha. Not heavy on the palette, not heavy on the stomach either, just extremely delicious comfort food.

A lot had been said about Yum Yum Cha's Banoffee Sushi, and thankfully it lived up to all the hype. The exterior of the sushi was a thin chocolate cake that was whisked so well that you could even see the small fine pores in the thin layer of the cake. With a fluffy cream inside, and bananas in the interior most layer, the sushi had rice crispies on top for the crunch and some caramel right under the crispies. Such a gorgeous light dessert. You get 8 pieces of sushi in this and even after wiping clean 4 big pieces of sushi, I didn't feel heavy. The technique of baking in this dessert was beautiful! You'll know what I'm talking about when you take a close look at the sushi yourself.

Their fun bottles are delicious and the flavours are really refreshing. Their Thai Orange and Kaffir Lime is my favourite, and a close second is the Watermelon and Mint. Coco Colada is a new addition in their menu, and that's really not my cup of tea. Maybe coconut lovers go gaga over it. 

One of the finest, most consistent and amazing restaurants in Delhi NCR. Their food is to kill for, and the service is very prompt. The servers know the menu and know their stuff really well, and the pricing is great for the food you get. A must try!

Address: Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon
Contact: 9810002993, 0124 4078133

Timings: 12Noon to 11PM

Disclaimer: The review was done on an invitation from the restaurant. All views expressed are unbiased in nature but readers are advised to exercise their own discretion.

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