Dubai never stops surprising me whether it is about the entertainment or food options. Every nook and corner of Dubai has an element of amazement, variety of restaurants serving great assortments of tasty food from all around the world. Restaurants around this region is no less than a roller-coaster ride, there are ups and downs. Some are mind blowing, few are average and some we would go to as if its home.
JLT is a galaxy of restaurants which has an endless list of cuisines, some serve authentic, some are quick fix while most of them target deliveries. Probably it will take forever to try all the restaurants in JLT but there are a few restaurants that would make us go back again and once more. One such restaurant is Yin & Yang.
Yin & Yang is located in JLT cluster B serving some of the best chinese and italian menu while the other branch is located in Silicon Oasis, Dubai. The owner of the restaurant grew up family of hotels and restaurants owners, certified at PERFECTO School in Switzerland.
I visited the restaurant on a weekday, the eve of our wedding anniversary day to try some good chinese for dinner. Honestly, the chefs at Yin & Yang know what they are doing and how to impress their customers. It does not stop with the chefs but the staff who assisted us through out were kind, bubbly and homely. They came across friendly to alot of people who walked in for take-away and polite over the phone while taking orders.
We quickly glanced the menu and decided to try their veg spring rolls and chilli potatoes for starters while I was wanting some hot soup to keep me warm, so decided a Veg Tom Yum soup.
Tom Yum soup was a great start, loaded with cubed veggies, doing justice to the flavors and bountiful.
Spring rolls were piping hot, generously stuffed and fried right, perfect with the garlic chilli dip, making the evening better.
Chilli Potatoes are very addictive here at Yin & Yang, giving a fair warning that these potatoes come in large quantity, tasting heavenly and you might even end up eating this as a meal by itself.
We were curious about the Italian menu since the Chinese successfully hit the right notes on our palates. We called for Vegetariana pizza and Penne Allarrabiata from their Fresh Home Made Italian Pasta.
Frankly, Italian section has a wider scope for improvements, their menu seems vast and authentic, presentation is fine but need to improve on the flavors. I felt the pasta was bland, mildly tasted raw tomato in the sause and the pasta should have been cooked a minute more to reach al dente mode. The portion size is good enough for two, comes along with bread sticks, making a full meal.
Pizza was just right, left me wondering about some major ingredient missing while the toppings were generous and the base was soft and thin. It included thin long slices of zucchini, capsicum, rocket leaves, cherry tomatoes and sprinkled oregano. We excluded eggplant from the pizza while ordering a medium size pizza, huge for two persons.
For deserts, I wanted Tiramisu. Wonderfully made, creamy, yummy and a must try this here kind of a dessert from Yin & Yang that I would go back to again, recommending my foodie friends and coffee lovers.
Over all, Yin & Yang is a dependable restaurant for chinese cravings or foodie parties at home/office. Yin and Yang offers some interesting combos to try, do check their menu.