A Yummy World should have been what Aladdin and Jasmine were singing about on that carpet ride. Because who cares about fireworks unless you have epic snacks to go with it, amiright?
Naturally, after singing A Whole New World obsessively as a child – the same way girls around the world sing Let It Go – I’d wander into a little Korean family style restaurant called Yummy World, and drag Simon from The Heart of Food along with me.
Given that this was essentially a second lunch, we *only* ordered a Hand Cut Noodle Soup (top picture) and a Chilli Glazed Korean Fried Chicken to share. The soup was intensely flavoured with shellfish and various seafood and the noodles were tender, with just a hint of bite. Very healthy tasting, and perfect for a cold, wet, windy winter. The Chilli Glazed Korean Fried Chicken was all sorts of sticky and finger licking sweet, laced with a very slight bitterness from orange rinds that were peppered through the dish. Like a jaffa chicken, almost. It threw me off at first, because I’m not a big marmalade fan, but by the end, I was scraping up every last sticky drop on those crispy wings.
And of course, the banchan. These Korean side dishes that add a fantastic variety to any meal, and instantly flood the table the moment you place your order. Simon says that these are very home-styled and quite rare to see in restaurants – I wouldn’t know, but I’d trust him – and I always enjoy the variety. And free flow? YES. Always.
The lady taking our order was quite efficient, even if English didn’t quite seem to be the language of choice. But the menu had pictures and the ol’ point and order procedure worked, so not too much of an issue there. I loved that it was packed with Korean families when we went – makes me feel much more confident in choosing Yummy World for lunch. With the crazy large number of Korean restaurants in Eastwood, I’m not so sure that they would be the top of my list for a meal, but great to have on hand as an alternate option!