When we caught wind of a restaurant offering organic, chemical-free, gluten-free Asian food, our interest definitely peaked! The owner of Yau’s Asian Kitchen is completely committed to offering clean and healthy Asian food for all diners, including those with food intolerances and allergies. Ingredients and substitutions are clearly marked on the menu, along with the establishment’s ethos and vendor list.
Signature Dishes & Dishes Sampled
Signature dishes include the Dynamite Shrimps, Asian Short Ribs, Sweet Spicy Chicken, Singapore Spicy Shrimps, and the Mongolian Beef.
Our feast began with the Thai Shrimp Salad, two plump shrimp resting on a bed of crisp noodles and veggies tossed in a light and zesty dressing, followed by the Japanese fried wings and vegetable spring rolls. Both the fried appetizers were served in a gluten-free method of preparation and cooking. The crispy golden batter of the spring rolls was amazing, and certainly not at all greasy due to the restaurant’s care in switching out their rice bran oil frequently.
The deep-fried tempura battered Dynamite Shrimp arrived next with a delicious Sriracha sauce. The crispiness and lightness of the fried shrimp cannot adequately be described, it truly is a treat to indulge in fried food without a heavy or stodgy feeling afterwards. For our main courses, we tucked into the Thai Shrimps in Green Curry Sauce along with a portion of steamed rice. Delicately balanced with a very slight kick in the aftertaste, this is a very pleasant and flavorsome dish for curry lovers.
The Paka Pao is a traditional Malaysian rice bowl topped with seasoned minced meat, a fried egg and accompanied with peanut sauce. This hearty dish is authentic and perfect for those chilly evenings to come. A portion of Rice Stick Noodles came next, gluten-free, along with a tender Salmon Steak served with sautéed vegetables in soy sauce. Beautifully marinated, the salmon was soft to the bite and well worth a try for those of you who prefer a main as opposed to several appetizers.
We were incredibly stuffed, but easily convinced to try the Japanese Cheesecake for dessert which was incredibly delicious, we didn’t leave a single crumb on the plate.
Other Menu Options that Appealed & Beverages Available
We’ll be back to sample Mongolian Beef with coconut rice, Singapore Noodles, Crispy Fried Chicken, and Bao Buns.
Beverages include a selection of truly delicious fresh juices, coconut milk, and kombucha. We sampled the coconut milk with orange and carrot, as well as the blueberry flavored kombucha.
Décor & Ambience
Yau’s mainly operates as a takeout and delivery restaurant, with a couple of small tables on the patio for those who wish to tuck into a quick bite on the spot.
Clientele mix: Delicious Asian food is for every age group!
Price range: Prices are above average due to the ingredients used, all the meats are hormone and chemical-free. All vegetables are organic and locally sourced, as well as high-quality rice bran oil.
Opening hours: 2 pm to 1 am
Address: 4 Mix Mall – Beverly Hills, Sheikh Zayed
Tel: 0103 348 8001
Facebook/ Instagram: @yauasiankitchen