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Lylah cooks Lao food with Luke Nguyen

Luke Nguyen’s latest series on SBS “Greater Mekong 2″ features an episode on Laos and who better to show him how to cook Laos food than our very own Lylah! In this segment Lylah shows Luke how to prepare three Laos dishes, being Toasted Rice & Coconut Salad (nam khao), Lao Chicken Salad (goi gai) and Lao Hot & Sour Fish Soup (tom yum paa). If you’ve always wanted to know how Lylah gets the unique flavours, textures and tastes in the dishes at Yim Yam, this clip will give you some insight (and some really good ideas for your own cooking!).

Have you checked out the Noodle Lounge yet?

Now you can get more of our delicious, authentic Thai and Lao food with our Khop Khun Loyalty Card. For each $10 you spend, our friendly staff will validate a flower. Once all the flowers have been validated, you get a free meal on us! To receive your choice of any main meal (excluding seafood & duck dishes) on the house, you must write your name and email address on the card and hand it to us with your order.

Introducing Yim Yam Noodle Lounge

When we moved Yim Yam to Ascot Vale, we decided to change things up a bit and introduce a new concept in eating with our new Noodle Lounge. Have a plate or bowl of soup in relaxed surroundings, have a few drinks and a meal with friends  or spend some quality time alone with just you and your favourite internet surfing device using our wifi. We’re open Monday to Sunday in from 5pm to 10pm during the winter months, and have takeaway as well if you prefer to pick up your meal on the way home from Moonee Ponds train station rather than hang at the Noodle Lounge. Come in and have a bowl or plate of something deliciously well-priced and let us know what you think!

Yim Yam Noodle Lounge is 12 Margaret Street, Moonee Ponds Ph: 9372 8585 for bookings or takeaway orders.

Ascot Vale now open!

We’ve opened our new restaurant! 415 Mount Alexander Road, Ascot Vale Ph: 9372 8099. Call in or order some takeaway, we’ve kept the old favourites on the menu along with some great new dishes, check it out. See you there soon!

Yim Yam’s January/February specials

Starters: Fresh Orange and Cashew Salad with Mint and Chili (Vegetarian) $9.90
Starters: Fresh Orange and Pork Sausage Salad with Cashews, Mint and Chili $10.90
Starters: 
Prawn Cakes with Plum Sauce $8.90 

Mains: Stir Fried Duck with Bok Choi and Greens $18.90
Mains: Southern style Sa-dtor Bean Stirfry with Chicken $15.90
Mains: 
Crispy Pork stirfried with Chinese Broccolli $16.90
an absolute iconic dish seen in restaurants and street stalls across Thailand

Sweets: Golden Mango with Sweet Cocnut Cream Sticky Rice $6.90
Sweets: 
Caramalised Coconut Snowballs with Ice Cream $6.50 

Yim Yam Collingwood reviewed in Epicure!

Nina Rousseau from Epicure reviewed Yim Yam Collingwood in The Age today. Check it out her review right here! Thanks Nina, it was great to have you in our restaurant.

Tell us what you think? Do you like the new restaurant at Collingwood? Are you enjoying the new, extended menu?

What days will Yim Yam be open over the holidays?

Yim Yam Yarraville will be open 26th-30th December (Monday to Friday), will be closed for Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day only and will re-open on the 2nd of January.
Yim Yam Moonee Ponds will be open 27th-30th December (Tuesday to Friday), and will be closed for Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day only and will re-open on the 2nd of January.
Yim Yam Collingwood will be open for dinner on the 24th of December (Christmas Eve), will close for the public holidays and will re-open for dinner on the 28th to the 30th of December, will close for the 31st of December and 1st of January 2012 and will be reopening on the 2nd of January for dinner. Lunch begins again on Monday 9 January.

$7 Lunch Special @ Collingwood

How does a fresh cooked authentic Thai or Lao dish served on rice or noodles for $7 sound? Like it? Want to try it? We want you to try it too. Present a printout of this post at Yim Yam, 76 Smith Street and you can choose a from our special lunch menu for only $7. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Offer is valid for the months of December 2011 and January 2012 only. No other offers or vouchers can be used in conjunction with this offer. Enjoy your meal! 

Pancakes in Thailand – what the heck?!

Snacking is Thailand’s favourite if not the most important national pastime as anyone who has been there will know.  An overwhelming variety of savoury, sweet and delicious foods are within arm’s length on every sidewalk and car park, not just on every street corner!

Thais, the great culinary innovators of Asia have taken on the challenge and actually managed to improve on the pancake, that old Western favourite. Over the past few years in fact a variety of different pancake styles have taken off and are now seen as a popular street food, sold by vendors as snacks to eat at small roadside tables, and also shared in the Bangkok offices throughout the workaday. Next time you go to Thailand notice office workers returning from lunch and checkout how every one will be carrying a couple of plastic bags with bamboo sticks poking out to share and snack on during the long afternoon. Not eaten as a breakfast food coconut pancakes are also sold at night markets throughout Thailand and are taken home from the market by parents as a wonderful dessert for their children.

Yim Yam’s Thai Coconut Pancakes have been super popular at our new Collingwood restaurant. They’re salty and sweet, moreish, creamy and quite extraordinary. Our pancakes are prepared with luscious shredded coconut meat and coconut milk. And what about the Pork Floss in the middle of your pancakes? Known in Thai as Moo Yong or teased pork this is an amazingly special accoutrement which is made from oven dried pork and rubbed into fibers. Moo Yong has a unique flavour and texture – very savoury meaty and salty in taste, similar in a small way to barbecue flavour chips, but without artificial additives.

For a trip straight to coconut heaven try this new treat at Yim Yam Collingwood today!

The November Super Special!

Back due to popular demand – one FREE Thai beer with every $40 spent at Yim Yam Moonee Ponds every Tuesday and Wednesday evening. Perfect for the warm nights!