Friday is usually the best day of the work week. I mean who doesn’t think so? Except for one thing. I have no lunch break. Since I can officially leave the office already I don’t have any lunch but try to get something later. On a recent Friday I found my way to the Yong Streetfood Kitchen. Starving I decided to order two dishes and eat them there right away, instead of taking them with me.
The small restaurant has three tables inside but no outdoor seating. Everything is freshly made as would happen when buying it on the streets of Asia. I started with a rhubarb lemonade. I just love rhubarb and whenever anything with it is available I go for it.
I might have missed Jianbing while in Beijing but honestly I can’t remember seeing it anywhere. Jianbing is made from mung bean dough with egg, crispy crackers and blackbean sauce. It’s very crunchy when you eat it and actually a bit on the dry side. With a dash of Sriracha sauce it was a yummy snack though. Definitely the right size for something in between!
The reason why I went to Yong Streetfood Kitchen in the first place was for their baos. The bao is a steamed bun usually filled. I had it in different variations all over China. The Guabao here is an open-faced sandwich and filled with either pork belly or chicken and comes from Taiwan. I needed sustenance and ordered the pork. The two white buns openly smiled at me when I looked down on them. The pork glistened and came with cucumbers, spring onions and cilantro. Inside the bun Hoisin sauce and peanuts made sure that it came all together.
The two buns are rather a lot for a lunch especially after the Jiangbing I had before. I took one of them home with me and had it later for dinner. Still excellent!
Since there are more snacks on offer I will have to be back. The next Friday is coming for sure. Yours, Pollybert
Yong Streetfood Kitchen
1040 Wien, Rechte Wienzeile 9a
Tel: +43 (0) 676 3686856
Mon-Fri: 11:30-19:00, Sat: 11:30-18:00