Yes Sushi Restaurant Review

Yes Sushi is one of a few restaurants that Chris and I really like to go to when we want to eat out. We always go there for all you can eat hot pot and sushi and while I don’t think it’s the best hotpot and sushi in Edinburgh but for the price we paid I think it’s fair. The food is about 7.5 out of 10. We simply like go there to dine because of the combination of price, the location and that we can eat both hotpot and sushi.

If you go to yes sushi do try the sushi but make sure you don’t order either the duck or pork sushi’s, they really aren’t good (at least for my taste). Other sushi is fine although the best sushi in Edinburgh is still Kanpai. Another thing about Yes Sushi is you can’t pay by card for the hotpot. This wasn’t clear the first time we went so we had the annoyance of having to run outside to find a cash point. All you can eat hot pot and sushi, minus drinks, is £17.99 per person. The ingredients they use for the hot pot are fresh and clean and it’s a relaxing price to have some food that really warms you up inside. This is exactly what you want to eat during the Scottish winter and that’s why we like to go there and have a couple hours of chatting, laughing, relaxing and eating hot pot and sushi until we’re ready to explode.

Another thing worth mentioning is the service at Yes Sushi. The first time we went there we took Amelia and the service was great. The staff were friendly, they made a fuss of Amelia, they refilled the broth in our hotpot without asking them to do so and it was a great experience. 10 out 10, 5 stars, great!

The most recent visit I would have given their customer service a minus 10 if I could. No matter whether I go to an English, Scottish, Chinese or whatever restaurant in the UK I always speak English. There are two reasons for this. One is as a courtesy to other guests. I’m in an English speaking country so I speak English. Another is a lot of Chinese restaurants are actually run by people from Hong Kong and I don’t speak Cantonese. This most recent visit which was actually today I caught one of the waiting staff red handed complaining about me in Chinese to her colleagues.

Maybe she thought I’m “British Born Chinese” and can’t speak Chinese but regardless it’s absolutely unacceptable for waiting staff to complain about their customers out loud.  I shouted back at that member of staff who looked completely shocked for a moment then said “oh I’m joking”.

So to summarise Yes Sushi. The hot pot by UK/Edinburgh standards is really good. The sushi is lower side of average but the customer service (at least recently) absolutely sucks.

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Egg Wans Food Odyssey Update

It feels like it’s been a million years since I last updated this blog but I’m back and with a lot of updates. The last blog post I did was about Zhajiang Noodles last July and since then I’ve started university, worked on my first cook book, photographed some weddings, took some illustration commissions and really knuckled down with my Illustration career.

Eventually I might share some of the wedding photos and my illustration website is updated periodically but my main cooking related thing in the latter part of 2013 was my first cook book.

I had been talking to a couple small publishers in Edinburgh about producing an illustrated cookbook but around the time they failed to come of anything I was contacted by the Singapore office of a large international publisher about making a book about Taiwanese Home Cooking. Awesome! The book is due for publication somewhere between this spring and summer.

For this book I was tasked with coming up with approximately 60 recipes all about Taiwanese home dishes. The recipes had to be about dishes that really are unique to my home country and despite having little time to make everything I’m really excited to see the book.

The book, called Taiwanese Home Style Cooking can be preordered here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Home-style-Taiwanese-Cooking-Yun-Tsung/dp/9814516368/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1391034254&sr=8-2&keywords=taiwanese+home+cooking

The cover will be amended and as of the 29th January my name is wrong but these should be amended before publication. I’m not really allowed to share anything with the book but here are some design proposals that I sent to the publisher that were unfortunately rejected. Both Chris and I really like these design ideas so perhaps we’ll make our own cook book in the future with these designs but do a book about Chinese dishes or something else. Once the book has been published I’ll update more information here and just as a credit Chris (http://www.chrisradleyphotography.com) did all of the photography.

Here are some pages that we came up with. Would love to get some feedback.

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