My love for Asian food knows no limits, and I wrote about it in many occasions (for example here, here and here). Therefore it was impossible for me to resist trying Yum, new Filipino restaurant in the city. For several reasons: the menu, from a first check online, looked very appealing. And I had never tried the Filipino cuisine before, of which there are very few restaurants in Milan, and generally in Italy.
So I tried this new place in Milan’s Solari area, more precisely in Viale Coni Zugna: here is how food is and what you can enjoy of this Asian cuisine!
The menu offers numerous dishes, divided in bowls (rice bowls topped with delicious ingredients), pansit (Filipino noodles), meat dishes and veggie dishes. We couldn’t resist the bowls and ordered one with sauteéed shrimps, mango, coconut flakes and sesame, seasoned with coconut milk sauce and a second bowl with raw salmon, mango, avocado, radish and courgettes, seasoned with bbq sauce.
They were both delicious: one dish can offer and mix so many different flavours, without having one revail on the other, and the final result is that of a very fresh dish, perfect for Summer nights too. These Filipino bowls remind me of the poke I had at The Botanical Club, one of the most exciting food experiences I have had recently.
We also tried the Filipino atsuete rice pansit with shrimps, calamari and smoked fish, which was excellent, and a veggie dish: a mix of carrots, sauerkraut, soy sprouts with pork minced meat, folded in rice paper with some peanut sauce.
All the dishes were very light, balanced and overall well-presented. I can’t wait to be back to try some other yummy dishes. An example? The many other versions of pansit one the menu (from the one with egg in meat broth flavoured with sautéed garlic and fish sauce), rice and meat dishes such as stewed goat with tomato sauce or roasted cheek lard with onion and ginger.
The cherry on top: a purple potato cheesecake with mango frosting! A sensory experience, in addition to being a funny piece of cake to see!
Yum is located in one of my favourite areas in Milan, very close to the Solari park and at a short walk from the Orfeo Cinema. It is in Viale Coni Zugna, green metro line Sant’Agostino stop and very convenient with tram number 14 or 10, that pass right next to the restaurant.
The restaurant is tiny, with a dozen of tables max and a minimal interior. To be honest, the tables are not very distant from one another and the acoustics are not perfect, but overall the atmosphere is pleasant and service is kind, although not too accurate.
We spent 25 euros per head (two dishes each, a shared dessert and two beers) for what I have described so far. A price that is ok and balanced with the portions and ingredients. generally the dishes cost between 7 and 10 euros, and even the main meat dishes don’t cost more than 9 euros. So, are you going to give it a try?
Viale Coni Zugna 44, Milan
+39 329 611 4760
Open everyday (10-15:30 and 17-22:30) except on Mondays
Read the original article on Conosco un Posto. This English version was translated by Tamara Ilic.