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Erik M. Sep 6, 2001 05:04 PM

I've been to J.Y. a couple of times. I really haven't been that impressed. Please advise... What's good, here?

[FWIW, I've ordered Korean Noodle Soup with Shrimp and Oysters, as well as Vietnamese Grilled Beef and Rice Noodle Salad.]

Thanks,
Erik M.

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    zim Sep 10, 2001 11:16 AM

    Pineapple-Coconut Green Tapioca Freeze.

    For me it's really about the drinks, the rest of the food is good not great and a pretty good value. I have enjoyed their eel-but that actually is not a good value, Kalbi is also decent and garlicky, "butter-fried squid" is a very tasty mouthful, and I know this not houndish -but I do like their pot stickers.

    Is their better food in that little mall-definitely, a better drink?--i don't think so. Also when they do open in Evanston (which I have been waiting on) it will be by far the best chinese/vietnamese I can get without traveling some distance.

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      Erik M. Sep 10, 2001 12:02 PM

      Thanks, zim.
      I failed to mention that I tried the potstickers, as well. They were good. Yr drink recommendation sounds great.

      Cheers,
      Erik M.

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        Monica Oct 2, 2001 05:05 PM

        I love their broiled eel and sesame noodles.
        I also think their pho is some of the best and
        richest in the city.
        Kalbi has been mixed.

        Chinese broccoli can be very undercooked and
        fruit/tapioca drinks sometimes too sweet.
        And totally avoid the durian shake.

        I hope the new Evanston one is better than the
        old Evanston one.

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          zim Oct 3, 2001 09:58 AM

          If you watch them make the drinks, they add a sugar syrup before blending. You can ask them to skip the syrup. For me, sweetness hasn't been a problem but I stick to the fruit concoctions and haven't liked the tea based ones

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