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Posted by Anonymous on 05/07/2013
My boyfriend and I ate there for the first time a couple days ago. Both of us (especially me) are well-acquainted with cheap Chinese joints because, as vegetarians, you just can't beat the value when you're out and about or don't feel like cooking. So, that is to say, I've had many many versions of tofu/vegetable dishes, especially the dish called "tofu homestyle" or "bean curd homestyle." Most of them are okay, although usually the grease and the eerie muckiness of the sauce can be overwhelming. But not at Yen Yen--I was so happy with their version of tofu homestyle: the tofu tasted fresh and crisply fried, and the vegetables were tender and intriguing (was it thick-cut seaweed or black fungus?) and not the usual hodge-podge. My boyfriend got the tofu Szechuan style (ma po tofu), which was also delicious. I would say that it was the sauces that made everything shine--unlike the other Chinese places of similar prices (~$7 for a veggie dish), Yen Yen's sauces are rich and deep and flavorful and taste like real wholesome ingredients. I would definitely recommend this place over all the other places I've tried in the area. My only gripe is that I wish the rice servings were a little bigger, but I'm Asian so I can definitely pack in the rice. :) But the waitstaff was so nice I'm sure they would have given me more if I'd just asked.
Posted by Jessica on 05/09/2012
I've never eaten in the restaurant, but their delivery is exceptional. We order from Yen Yen a few times a month and they have never made a mistake on our orders. The chicken with mushrooms is my favorite dish, but everything I've had is tasty. I love the veggie egg rolls and dumplings, but my husband thinks the egg rolls are slightly undercooked. Other restaurants might provide more food for the price, but the quality is nowhere near as good and I always walk away stuffed. Yen Yen is our go-to for Chinese and we recommend it frequently.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/20/2011
Love their pan fried noodles and scallion pancakes the most...
Posted by nemo on 10/01/2010
scallops and filet mignon is a must try !!
Posted by Scott on 01/28/2010
Best Chinese value in the area
Posted by anonymous on 12/14/2009
i've lived in windsor terrace my entire life and have grown up with yen yen. i have been living in philly for the past four years and realized how spoiled i was. yen yen delivers the most superb americanized chinese food. the delivered food is not drowning in grease but flavorful sauces, and the meats and vegetables are good quality. i highly recommend going to the restaurant itself. the quality is phenomenal and the waitresses/owners are highly attentive. it is an institution in the neighborhood.
Posted by anonymous on 09/07/2009
This is great chinese food, and pretty cute if you go and eat there. People are nice. I read in a review somewhere you had to ask for chopsticks its true but other than that great food!