Yi Chan by Yen Pham
Yen Pham is a restaurateur and mixologist from Brussels. He is currently one of the mixologists of the Bombay Sapphire #StirCreativity event. We tried his restaurant Yi Chan after testing his cocktails!
We went last wednesday night and it was one of the only restaurant where the kitchen was open after 10pm. We were on rue Antoine Dansaert and a large number of restaurants in Place Sainte-Catherine had already closed their kitchen.
Yi Chan has a very nice bar and a nice cocktail menu because its creator is an excellent mixologist! The decor is uncluttered and not at all kitschy as you can see in some Asian restaurant. The restaurant has two rooms including a mezzanine. On the ground floor, you eat on high tables and upstairs are classic tables.
What do you eat at Yi Chan? Its creator Yen Pham offers fusion cuisine between China and Vietnam. Yen Pham is Chinese but he lived in Vietnam before settling in Brussels. This merger is a real success!
We have already visited Vietnam and we found in this restaurant the traditional Vietnamese dishes. The most Yi Chan is that the card is short but accurate in what it offers and you do not have the numbers next to the names ... it forces you to remember the dishes!
We shared pork gyozas as a starter and we had different dishes:
- Rice with duck,
- Bun Bo with lemongrass beef and nem,
- Sauteed noodles with vegetables with scampi and different meats.
You must count 7 € for 5 gyozas and 14 to 18 € for the dish. The quality of food was at the rendezvous and all the dishes were very fresh! We feasted and had a great time! The dinner was so good that we forgot to take pictures to illustrate this article ...
Discover without delay this excellent fusion restaurant at 13 rue Jules Van Praet in 1000 Brussels. Yi Chan is open every day, except Tuesday, from 12h to 16h and from 18h to 23h30.