Yan Restaurant

by - March 12, 2017

Yan restaurant is the newest creation from the brains behind John Montagu and Ms Murray (recently closed down). "Yan" literally means "smoke" in Chinese, and this pretty much gives you a good idea of what the restaurant has to offer. The menu covers a nice selection of smoked meat with Asian inspired flavours. Being "meat lovers" and fond of smoked meat, we thought we must come and try this new restaurant given it's previous good track record.

 Pork belly $26 Lamb ribs $24
At first we were a bit unsure about ordering lamb ribs as we know it can have an unpleasantly smell. However, we decided to give it a try after considering it has been smoked and probably will come with a nice rich sauce which can remove some of that strong lamb flavour. When this dish arrived, it looked amazing and my appetite was escalated with the bright red chimichurri on top. The meat was so juice and smoky, the fragrance of the chimichurri adds a nice punch to the ribs without overpowering the meat. The chili flavour is relatively mild, so for those who can't handle the heat, this is a safe dish for you, although the look of a pile of chilies can be deceiving. Best of all, no strong smell! The best dish of the night.

The pork belly was also very nice and packed with smokiness. It has a nice chew to it, but personally I prefer a "melt in your mouth" texture.
Asian greens $8
The broccolini was fresh and crunchy with a rich and creamy sesame dressing to top it up.
Olive rice $6
Using olives in Asian cooking is not new, this dish reminds me of sweet home-cooking.
Coconut 2 ways $15

Yep, can't call it a meal without dessert. So even though we were already quite full, we still have to make room for dessert and I'm glad we did. What you see is what you get, the dessert is served in it's original coconut shell. The young coconut juice was turned into this refreshing light coconut jelly with a scoop of creamy coconut ice cream on top and finished with some roast shredded coconut chips. It was brilliant how one ingredient can be turned into so many textures and flavours. Instead of calling this dish Coconut 2 ways, it should be Coconut 4 ways (the 4th way is the remaining young coconut flesh inside the shell which can be scooped out with a bit of effort).
Oolong tea $2 pp | Lychee soda $6

Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Atmosphere: 8/10

  • Lamb ribs
  • Coconut 2 ways
  • Friendly staff

  • Nothing

AddressG03/19 Arncliffe St, Wolli Creek NSW 2205
HoursWed-Sun 5:30pm-9:30pm
            Mon-Tue closed
Phone: (02) 9599 8712

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