One of the delights in life is finding a Restaurant that serves good food, has good service and does all this at a reasonable cost. Yum Sing is one of these.
Located in the southern Adelaide suburb of Reynella, Yum Sing is an open, simply decorated restaurant that concentrates on what it does best good food. The menu is diverse with the generally accepted Chinese dishes but here the comparison ends. Yum Sing food quality is outstanding with generous serves full of flavour. The drinks menu is diverse and has the more popular range of wines, beers, cocktails and soft drinks. Being two, we decided to try the Banquet for 2 - AUD $46. As soon as we were seated, the friendly waiter served a plate of prawn crackers and took the drinks order which was served quickly. Within five or so minutes the Spring Rolls arrived with accompanying sauce. They were hot, crisp and full of tasty vegetables – in direct contrast to other Spring Rolls I had sampled in other places which often were bland. Next followed Beef Satays, two per person. The sauce was plentiful with the rich flavours complimenting the well prepared tender beef. If this was the standard set so early, I was left anticipating the rest of the banquet. Often in these situations the dishes can accumulate on the table leaving little or no room for the remainder of the courses. Yum Sing did not leave this situation. The attentive waiters quickly removed dishes completed to leave the table free for further courses or to leave time for table talk. Following the Satays was Chicken and Corn soup. The bowls were full and the immediately smell was of the corn. The soup was thick with plentiful corn and chicken throughout. The flavour was fulsome and the balance of corn and chicken was indeed welcome as previous experiences with this dish had not left a positive impression. This was followed by Lemon Chicken, Beef in Black Bean Sauce, Garlic Prawns and a delightful Fried Rice. The Beef in Black Bean Sauce with tender beef complimented with crisp vegetables and a rich Black Bean sauce. The Garlic Prawns were served on a sizzling hot plate and immediately the smell of rich garlic permeated the table. The prawns were of reasonable size and the sauce with crushed garlic and onions was not overpowering but complimented the prawns beautifully. Fried Rice was more than enough for two and showed restraint in the addition of vegetables as had been my experience in many a Chinese Restaurant. The addition of bacon instead of the usual ham pieces added extra flavour. My one disappointment was the Lemon Chicken. The chicken appeared to be like Chicken Nuggets, fleshy pieces of chicken coated in a breadcrumb mixture, deep fried and served with a good lemon sauce that was both sweet and sour! My disappointment was with the chicken pieces not the sauce. After these were devoured and the dishes removed, a dessert of freshly diced Fruit Salad and ice-cream was served. The fruit salad was crisp and very tasty using both seasonal fruits and limited canned products. This was a welcome end to a delightful meal. The Yum Sing is very popular with weekend bookings essential. I can understand why after experiencing good food with value for money and excellent service. It is open 7 days a week for both lunch and dinner. For Adelaideans, this is well worth the travelling.
Take Away service is also available and Yum Sing is licensed. Yum Sing Restaurant 159 Old South Road REYNELLA South Australia 5161 Tel 08 831 2555 (Australian Number – if from overseas add local international dialling codes)View Larger Map