Yingsu is a vibrant restaurant that promises an authentic Chinese dining experience with a tastebud-tingling menu of traditional flavours and signature dishes. It replaced Ramusake, which closed its doors two years ago. Yingsu promises authentic Chinese cuisine served in a set to bring a party to every guest who wants to stay late for good music and vibe. Two grand Chinese dragons guard the entrance, and through the doors, diners will see the bar area. It’s dark and inviting, lit in vibrant neon red, an assortment of red and gold Chinese lanterns takes centre stage right in the middle, and a wooden bar lines the back wall, backed by rows of glass and bottles. Utilitarian bar stools and tables are the perfect spots to enjoy a pre-dinner drink in front.
Inside the Yingsu, visitors can see long rows of restaurant tables which give the feel of a communal dining hall and an ode to China’s bustling street food markets. In addition, dark mahogany wood tables are surrounded by bright ruby red chairs, and various shades of crimson, scarlet and burgundy dominate the colour palette. This theme extends onto the terrace, boasting stunning views of Ain Dubai and Bluewaters. Thanks to windows that fold outwards, even diners indoors can enjoy those coveted views when the temperature permits. Yingsu wants to be the place diners come to the party, and the music certainly gives that feel, with sets of pop and house hits spinning at just the right volume level. Moreover, it would be easy for the restaurant to forgo a focus on the food. Still, the menu has been well designed to incorporate plenty of familiar Chinese dishes, mixed with a few more inventive options.
The starters all arrive together, which seems to be the popular running order in 2022. The Wagyu beef and road duck and pepper dumplings (Dhs65 each) are steaming hot mouthfuls of flavour, with three dumplings in each bamboo steamer with a row over the final one each. Spring rolls (Dhs55) are packed with red cabbage, carrots and sweetcorn and are the perfect mix of crunchy filo pastry and soft vegetables. At the same time, the golden shrimp (Dhs75), Yingsu’s take on shrimp tempura, is cooked perfectly, flavoured with just the right amount of punchy wasabi, and served alongside sweet cubed dragonfruit and spirals of sweet potato. Yingsu also serves Lobster & Taro Soup (Lobster, mushroom, taro soup), and Herb Chicken Soup (Organic chicken, dates, wolfberry). Guest can satisfy their hunger with its main courses: Black Pepper Beef (Beef striploin, mushroom, capsicum, onion), Kung Pao Prawns (Prawns, red chilli, cashew nuts, kung pao sauce). Traditional Pecking Duck (cucumber, onion leeks, pancake, fice spices, hoisin sauce), and the famous 96hrs. Slow-cooked short ribs (slow-cooked short ribs, Chinese five-spice, black pepper, soya). Please click here to view its complete menu list.
Desserts conclude a consistently excellent meal. A melt-in-the-middle chocolate fondant (Dhs49) comes second only to the sweet Bao bun (Dhs49), a soft sweet Bao filled with chocolate and served with vanilla ice cream. Diners will surely like the sticky mango rice (Dhs59) and the creamy coconut milk, but a little more mango wouldn’t go amiss. Visitors are tempted to stay a little bit late with its signature cocktails. Indulge with White Elephant (Rum, Coconut Milk, Jalapeno, Serano, Ginger, Lime), Don’t Speak Mandarin (Pineapple Rum, Mandarin Shrub, Aquafaba, Lemon), Lapsang Mai Tai (Lapsang Tequila, Dark Rum, Orange Liqueur, Almond, Lime), Chamomile Sour ( Rum, Pandan, Cream of coconut, Pineapple), and Tokyo Iced Tea (Vodka, Rum, Gin, Tequila, Midori, Sprite, Lemonade).
Tues – Fri: 18:00 – 1:00
Sat: 14:00 – 1:00
Sun: 18:00 – 1:00
Lobby Level DoubleTree by Hilton, JBR
Dubai – United Arad Emirates
Tel: +971 (0)4 575 1331
Photo courtesy: https://www.yingsudxb.com/
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