The new Thai restaurant, Yum Yum, opened up on October 1st in place of a Korean one that went out of business, on the corner of 43rd street and Queens Boulevard. I went there a week ago, but lent my camera to a friend (mid-meal!) for a few days, so I couldn’t post this till now. I had high hopes for Yum Yum, but although the decor and atmosphere are nice, the food itself is below the quality of that at Gray Point Thai or Dee Thai nearby.
This is actually a local chain, this being the third Yum Yum in New York City, and the first one in Queens.
For their opening week (or perhaps even month), they had a great prix fixe special, in which for only $14, you get soup, salad, and entree, and even dessert. The soups was actually my favorite part of the meal. In the foreground you see spicy shrimp, and in the background it’s coconut chicken (those were the only two choices).
Your standard salad; a pretty small portion, although it did include spring rolls.
This chicken curry was rather disappointing. Too much sauce, so it was too liquidy, and the sauce was clearly from some sort of pre-made package. The food itself was rather bland, so the spiciness was really the only thing it had going for it.
The pad thai was better than the curry, but still not as good as at many other Thai restaurants – even in Sunnyside. We also had dessert (a fried banana and some sort of coconut pudding), which was pretty average. Again though, for the price, I think the meal was certainly worth it.