Hours: Lunch, dinner: seven days
Chinatown cheap-dining institution offering bubble teas and a pan-Asian menu of almost 1,000 choices.
Joy Yee's offers accessible and well-prepared fare from China, Japan, Thailand, Korea, Vietnam, and Malaysia—and it offers a lot; the numbered menu goes up to almost 1,000. Lemongrass beef, though not bad, was not very good either, but we had a very fresh, very flavorful order of Szechuan green beans and garlic with little clumps of salty fish. Also wonderfully fresh were the ingredients in our chicken udon: meat and vegetables alike had just-from-the-market tooth. There are a number of baked rice dishes served in woodlike canisters. We had the seafood baked rice, which was OK, though I will never accept that krab is seafood. To drink there are Taiwanese bubble teas as well as tapiocas and jelly freezes—or you might consider bringing along a gewurztraminer or Riesling.
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