Yen Yen Taiwan Street Food: Bigger and Better at (Near Wilson Addition Hills San Juan)

It's been a long time since I visited the Wilson area with fellow Tsinoy Foodie Kurt to eat.  I'm surprised to find out that there a lot of new food places in the area already.  I'm so glad my dear friends at The Foodies Circle  brought me to Yen Yen Taiwan Street Food for a pleasurable meal.

yen yen taiwan street food
It's only been a few months since Yen Yen moved to Wilson Street from its old location at Gilmore.  It's a typical Taiwanese restaurant with a delivery bicycle parked in front of its store window.  


Here's the Map to their Parking Slot (Too bad we found out about this too late! =p )

We were fortunate that the owner were dining on a table during our visit so we had a little background about the restaurant.  



Yen Yen is a food concept brought about by an unexpected opportunity.  It is formed by a partnership between an entrepreneur, a chef and a supplier of Taiwanese sauces.  Since the Taiwanese sauces were all labelled in Chinese, it didn't gain much attention.  To aid the Taiwanese sellers, the Mr. Diosdado Ng proposed that they sell Wonton Noodles.  To their surprise, the Wonton Noodles became a big hit every time they joined expos so they decided to open the Yen Yen Noodle Cart at Shaw Boulevard.  Six months of successful operations paved way to their test store at Gilmore where they began to expand their menu.  And now, to cater to more diners, they finally settled into their current location with a wider area and a larger parking space.


yen yen taiwan street food
The place is simple but neat and cozy.  It had a white and green theme which is pleasing to the eyes.  The photos hanged on its walls are enticing and they enhance the Taiwanese feel too.  



Food

We ordered the dishes according to the recommendation of their Chef Ernie Monzon.  He also informed us that by next week, they will be adding new items on their menu.  Well, we'll have to come back for that next time.    

Noodles

taipei beef noodle soup with tendon
Taipei Beef Noodle Soup with Tendon (240 php)
taipei beef noodle soup with tendon
Taipei Beef Noodle Soup with Tendon (240 php)
Since we love tendon, the group made an unanimous decision to try their Taipei Beef Noodle Soup with Tendon.  It was a wise choice because the noodle soup was delicious!  The broth was mildly spicy with a genuine taste of beef and tendon.  This is one of the best versions I've tried.  The beef and tendon were so tender and easy to chew.  The noodles were firm and chewy like it was freshly made.  It had huge chunks of carrots and radish too.


taiwan sate chami
Taiwan Sate Chami (220 php)
The Taiwan Sate Chami is served in a big round platter.  Although it is suggested for 2-3 persons, it could cater to more people if you're not a heavy eater.  The great blend of sate sauce is perfect with the sweet fresh vegetables and pork bits.  Even the amount of the sauce is right so the noodles are neither dried nor soggy.

Dimsum

fried wonton
Fried Wanton 8 pcs. (180 php)
The Fried Wanton is fried pork with vegetables wrapped in smooth and silky wanton.  I love the smoothness of the wanton and the bold meaty flavor it holds.  It didn't have a hint of oiliness too.


spicy wonton
Spicy Wonton 6 pcs. (140 php)
The Spicy Wonton is soft wanton filled with vegetables swimming in a pool of chili sauce.  All of us nodded in approval to this dish.  We all agreed that it is better than the Fried Wanton because its not your usual wonton dish.

Specials
taiwan pork chops
Taiwan Pork Chops 2 pcs. (220 php)
The Taiwan Pork Chops were thin pork chops cooked Taiwan Style with its spiced crunchy coating.  Although the pork meat is tender, it was a bit bland for my taste.


crispy chicken
Crispy Chicken (160 php)
I loved the Crispy Chicken.  It was crispy on the inside but tender juicy on the inside.  This will definitely be on my list of must order when visiting Yen Yen

Drinks/Desserts
regular taiwan ice
Regular Taiwan Ice (80 php)
The Regular Taiwan Ice is a shaved ice with condense milk and imported red beans from Taiwan.  The shaved ice is as fine as snow and the red beans were very tasty.  This humble dessert is surprisingly an excellent meal ender.  Not a single red bean was left on our bowls.  


pearl milk tea
Pearl Milk Tea (80 php)
The Pearl Milk Tea is good beverage to accompany any dish.  But, its nothing extra ordinary.  The pearls are soft and chewy just the way I like them.  

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict

Yen Yen Taiwan Street Food is a must stop for Taiwan Cuisine now that its bigger and better.  It has revamp its dishes to assure customer satisfaction.  Although it has increased its pricing since it moved to a new location, it is compensated by the greater food proportion and top-notch food quality.  I'd recommend this for group dining because most of the dishes are good for sharing.  They offer FREE delivery within the neighborhood.  I'm guessing that's what the bike is for. =D


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Yen Yen Taiwan Street Food
Business Address 198 Wilson St. Corner P. Guevarra St.
San Juan City, Metro Manila
Business Hours 11 am-11 pm
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge
Budget/Person 160-350
Free WiFi Yes
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Contact (02) 945-4389
Other  Email: yenyenyumyum@ymail.com Facebook Fan Page
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