[dropcap]O[/dropcap]ne of my favourite local places to go for dinner is Yum Yum, a well known Thai restaurant in Stoke Newington. It was on Gordon Ramsay’s F Word awhile ago, competing for the nation’s best local Thai. Their signature dish is the Mussaman Curry- which I can whole heartedly recommend! You’ll find Yum Yum on Stoke Newington High Street, in a huge townhouse set behind some iron gates. It looks like someone’s house and not a typical restaurant. Inside, however, is massive! It’s actually a tardis.
There’s a sunken seating area, where you have to take your shoes off and get comfy on a cushion and I love it! This time round, we sat at normal tables as that section wasn’t open yet. Boo. I consoled myself with a passionfruit mojito and Tiger beer. I’m not usually a beer drinker, but if I do, it’s Tiger beer all the way! It brings back memories of hot, sunny days and the beach growing up. Onto dinner! We ordered soft shell crab and golden bags for starters
I’m a fiend for soft shell crab- it’s just a shame sometimes it looks like deep fried spiders, but honestly it’s delicious. I’m not really a fan of the deep fried goldenbags, I’d prefer them steamed, but Robin enjoys them. For dinner, we shared steamed sea bass and grilled duck with sweet and sour sauce with a side of garlicky morning glory:
Robin insists on saying “Khabkoon Krup” to the waitresses (Thank You in Thai) and it makes me cringe in embarrassment- but they love it and he gets extra prawn crackers, so everybody wins.
The food is great, the service friendly and the cocktails are lethal. If that doesn’t sway you, maybe the fairy lights and topless statues outside will? A dinner for two will cost around £60- more if you’re on the booze. They also do takeaways that you can order online. It’s such a pretty venue, I’d say give it a visit and ask for a seat at a sunken table!
020 7254 6751
187 Stoke Newington High Street