Rabu, 24 Mei 2017

Tasting the new menu at Yee Rah...

Yee Rah restaurant is located in the heart of Liverpool One, which is full of places to eat and shop. Last night, we went along to taste the new menu which recently went live; Yee Rah* describes itself as a wok and grill restaurant, serving world cuisine inspired by travel. I would say this is a fair summation and I thought it was refreshing to see fish and chips and burgers on the menu alongside a wide variety of fusion dishes because there is plenty of choice for everybody. Options range from noodle dishes to salads and Mexican fajitas as well as favourites such as spring rolls and prawn tempura. There is a good range of cocktails too, including classics and specials.


We enjoyed spicy prawn crackers with sweet chilli sauce as we decided what to order, settling on a couple of dishes from the small plates section of the menu as our starters. The small plates are ideal to share if you are feeling indecisive, just order a selection of these to sample a wide range of dishes.


The design of Yee Rah is contemporary and stylish, with striking lighting, an open kitchen and large mirrors as well as a popular outdoor terrace. 


My dining companion went for the Thai favourite of chicken satay skewers, marinated in Thai herbs and served with peanut satay sauce and cucumber relish. The succulent chicken paired well with the satay sauce and the simplicity of the zesty relish. 


I love halloumi and my starter of deep fried halloumi in beer batter served with garlic mayonnaise did not disappoint; the batter was light and golden while the garlic added contrast.


If you are a regular visitor to this blog, you will know that I love curry and I regularly eat Indian food, so as soon as I saw sizzling jalfrezi on the menu I wanted to order it. This comes with chicken but I chose to replace this with tofu instead (all Yee Rah curries are available with chicken, beef or tofu) the presentation was elegant, with the vibrant curry served on a cast iron platter with jasmine rice and mini naan bread on a separate plate. I love spicy food and this was a fiery curry, with heaps of sweet onion, peppers and mushrooms as well as chunks of tender tofu. The jasmine rice and naan made this a winner all round, a satisfying curry in a generous portion. 



My dining companion ordered the Thai holy basil stir fry, with spicy minced chicken and a sauce of fresh chilli and oyster sauce with fine beans, onions, peppers and Thai basil. This again worked well, with bold and zingy flavours which woke up the palate while the jasmine rice and Thai style crispy fried egg complemented the stir fry.



Of course we found room for dessert and the banana fritters with golden syrup and toasted sesame seeds were well presented on a glass platter, jewelled with pomegranate seeds, while the fritters were dangerously moreish thanks to light tempura style batter. 



Service was friendly and efficient and there is a sense of authenticity to the food at Yee Rah, which has balanced, exciting flavours. The location is another plus point, right in the centre of Liverpool and the menu is suitably extensive to ensure it caters to most tastes. 


Yee Rah
14 Paradise Street 
Liverpool
L1 8JF    




What do you all think, do you like fusion style dining and which of these dishes would you like to try? As always I cannot wait to hear your thoughts and thank you so much for reading this post. 


Until next time,

Camille

xo



*I was invited to try the new menu at Yee Rah, this meal was complimentary. Opinions expressed herein are my own and honest. 


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