Dungeness crab season means cheaper, fresher crab at Yum’s. Time to return for a feast at the crab master.
Previous discussion on Yum’s at Chowhound including chef Yum’s credentials from K K.
Crab shrimp fish garlic steamed glutinous rice 魚蝦蟹糯米飯 (Preordered). Steamed in a large bamboo steamer, with the crab on top and the rice layered underneath soaking up all the crab juice and the minced garlic flavor. The tomalley was saved in the shell. Shrimp and fish were token dried ones and the highlight is definitely the large dungeness.
The view from above:
Scallop egg white crab with yolk 賽螃蟹 (Preordered)- excellent prep with the crab fried and egg white seasoned with dried scallop, green onion and salt with a yolk in the middle ready to be mixed into the egg white.
Pigeon lettuce wrap (Preordered)- lettuce leaves (not pictured) used as wrapper to create a minced meat, green bean wrap with the savory filling contrasting with the cool crunchy sweet lettuce. Of course the pigeon was good too.
Shrimp roe abalone sauce noodle: sauce- the abalone sauce was aromatic and sweet. Combined with the shitake and shrimp roe, they contributed lots of unami to the al dente wide egg noodle that had plenty of surface to soak up the sauce.
Steamed farm raised chicken with fish maw and chinese ham- Its impressive how the chef was able to get so much flavor into the chicken, which was the bony flavorful range chicken not with a ton of meat, chopped in small pieces, steamed with fish maw, shitake, goji berries, chinese ham, and green onion. The fish maw and shitake did a great job in mopping up any chicken flavor that went into the juice.
Potato leaves, dried shrimp in broth. Great broth infused with dried shrimp sweetness. Drank the broth.
Almond egg white dessert (Preordered). A creamy luscious dessert with an intense almond flavor, slightly sweetened in a egg white base.
Sauteed pea shoots. Good season for pea shoots. Tender.
Sauteed crab with ginger and green onion. This was good, but couldn’t quite compete with the two previous outstanding crab prep. (Unrelated- their under the bridge typhoon crab is great)
Deep fried crispy pumpkin with stir fried egg yolk and garlic.
8 adults, 6 kids. $45/ adult all in excluding drinks. Great price for a mouthwatering banquet feast. The crab dishes were $46-53, with the large sized crab used. The meal was a lunch so didn’t preorder more time intensive preps like double boiled soups and certain fowl dishes.
Continuing the discussion from Question about Yum's Bistro's ostrich dish that's not on the menu any more (Fremont, CA):