Between Tina and me, we’ve collectively been to Yolk about one million times in the past month or so. Time for something different!
On Saturday, CJ, his coworkers, and I went to Yum Cha, a new dim sum place downtown. I’ve only been to a handful of dim sum restaurants, so I’m not an expert by any means, but I thought it was pretty good. The owner even came out to introduce himself and offer complimentary soup dumplings, so I consider that a win. CJ’s coworker thought the dishes were a bit overpriced compared to the prices in Chinatown, and that the tea was horrible. I’ll have to go with Tina some time and let her judge!
This morning, CJ and I went to Karen’s on Green, a vegan restaurant in the West Loop. Last summer, we went to dinner, not knowing it was a vegan establishment, so we were surprised when the waiter told us. (The menu has items like “chicken legs” and “crab cakes” that are actually made with soy products.)
Anyways, I had a tofu scrambler with potato hash, squash bacon, and a biscuit.
CJ had the Coconut Cream French Toast.
I thought the food was decent, but the biscuit was kind of dry, and the menu stated “mushroom bacon,” but I was given squash bacon. CJ’s french toast was tasty, but he ate everything in 5 minutes and was still hungry.
Overall, I’m glad we tried it out, but probably won’t be going back for brunch any time soon.
The restaurant does have a full bar and a lounge area, so I think it’d be fun to get drinks there.
Hope everyone is having a good weekend!