Happy Pool Day!
Ok, today is really Pi Day (March 14th, written as 3/14, or 3.14). But, Pi rhymes with Pie, which starts with a “P” that stands for “Pool”. And that’s what The Chinese Quest does when they’re preparing for a Blizzard. We shot some pool. What goes with Pool? Sunblock. But, also Chinese Food! Mee Tsu Yan, who hosted our grand event, ordered out from “Yim’s Wok”, which is located at 235 Robbins Lane, Syosset, NY 11791.
Yim’s has a fine reputation and has been on our radar for a Quest for the last few months. It’s just never bubbled up to the top of the list yet.
Takeout From Yim’s Wok
Between our turn at the table, we had:
Spareribs: Though they were your old fashioned kind of Spareribs, I found them to be a little on the dry side. Last time Tsu Yan had them, he said they were fantastic and not so dry. Hit and miss. That’s not only what Chinese take out can be (one time great… next time not so much). And it can also describe how we play pool. There were some moments of greatness. And other times when we needed more wine or Tequila.
Moo Shu Pork: The pancakes were way too dry and crumbled as soon as you started to roll them up. The Pork and it’s accompanying contents were fine.
Young Chow Fried Rice: This was spot on. Somehow they managed not to dry out this dish. It was chock full of shrimp and other goodies.
Steamed Pork Dumplings: Some would say that dumplings are dumplings. You and I know that that is not true. I’ve had better, and I’ve had worse. These dumplings were just that. Dumplings!
String Beans with Garlic Sauce (I’m guessing on the sauce. If I’m corrected I will make the edit): This was the best of the lot. Perhaps not as crispy as they would have been had we dined in. Still, they were delicious.
Bonus Tip: When you’re done with dinner, you can always use your chopsticks to shoot pool!
With all that wine, Tequila, and water, we eventually had to make pit stops. And this is when I chanced up on this hidden gem hung on the wall leading to the restrooms. THIS is a Chinese restaurant that I wish that I could have tried:
I’ve planted a few seeds in this article… But, if you’re the first person who can correctly identify where this Chinese restaurant used to be, there could be a prize for you. Post your guesses in the comments at the bottom of this article.
Would we now go on a Quest to Yim’s Wok? Probably not. It really is more of a Chinese take-out restaurant than a sit down Chinese restaurant. And, the take out was so so.
Have you dined at Yim’s Wok before? What do you think of their food?
Humbly submitted for your consumption,
—Mee Magnum (“Chop! Chop!”)