September 26, 2022

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Cooking is a hobby

Katy’s star chef serves up new menu with 6-foot noodles and more

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Never accuse chef Alex Au-Yeung of resting on his laurels. The chef-operator of Katy’s acclaimed Phat Eatery has produced some major improvements at its sister restaurant Yelo.

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Initially opened very last 12 months as a location for banh mi and other Vietnamese road foods like vermicelli bowls and spring rolls, Au-Yeung has broadened the strategy to consist of a a lot more diverse mix of options that nod to his beloved bites from Southeast Asia and the dishes he discovered to cook dinner working in Cantonese kitchens in Hong Kong and The usa.

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It is a exciting mix of taste from the chef, who just lately gained a James Beard Award semifinalist nomination in the Best Chef: Texas group and is a finalist to win Chef of the Year in the 2022 CultureMap Tastemaker Awards. 

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“From Yelo’s inception, we wanted to offer you foods we love eating each and every working day and devoid of the boundary of getting reliable or not,” Au-Yeung claimed in a assertion. “In every state, there are big variations in between north and south, east and west. Wherever you grew up, in a metropolis or village, your family’s cultural qualifications, there are numerous differences in foods traditions. No want to worry if that’s the way you ate when you were a baby in Hong Kong or Houston or how your grandmother cooked it. Just get pleasure from.”

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Yelo’s most well-liked banh mi (grilled hen or pork, chilly slash combo, crispy tofu, and beef rendang) will stay on the menu, but they are going to be joined by a huge array of new dishes. For case in point, Au-Yeung will serve Phat Eatery’s signature beef rendang and Malaysian hen curry in San Francisco-style bread bowls. Dumplings, currently out there as section of Phat Eatery’s dim sum offerings, will occur filled with pork and Chinese chives, chicken, or greens, though a crispy Nutella-stuffed selection will conclusion foods on a sweet take note.

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Potentially most intriguing is Au-Yeung’s introduction of hand-pulled noodles. Stretched to among 5 and 6-toes-prolonged, they’re going to be served in a 12-hour broth with beef shank, tomato, and chili oil.

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For dessert, Yelo will serve Chinese doughnuts (youtiao). They are going to be accessible with toppings these types of as Ube & Cheese Milk Foam and The KBP (kaya butter [Malaysian coconut jam], pandan ice cream, rainbow sprinkles, toasted coconut, and curry powder). Pair with beverages these as iced coffee, milk tea, lemon tea, and juices.