Shop 401, 4/F Windsor House
311 Gloucester Road
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Grub: Japanese udon, sushi. Lunch sets and afternoon tea sets are available.
Vibe: This is a typical mall-style eatery. The window seats offer some lovely views over Victoria Park. Service is efficient.
Who to take: If you can get the window seats, this is a great place to hang out with friends in the afternoon or on a weekend.
What's hot: Udon is the thick Japanese-style noodle made from wheat flour. Yummy makes it by hand, and it is deliciously fresh and supple.
The menu offers udon in soup with a wide variety of toppings. Crab and egg, assorted mushroom, and beef tenderloin in a tomato-based soup are all very tempting, but a traditional way to eat udon is in a simple soy-based broth served with tempura.
For this. the servings of udon are available in two sizes, 180g and 250g. To go with it there are 12 types of tempura, including the ever-popular shrimp, kanikama (crab stick), mushroom, pumpkin and yam. The tempura is served on the side, so a group can order a bowl of udon each and a mountain of tempura to share. There is also a large range of sushi, which can be ordered as individual portions, usually two pieces per serving, or as a platter, including a selection of the most popular kinds.
There are about a dozen rice dishes available. The restaurant imports 20-grain rice from Japan. It includes, among others, white rice, brown rice and green, black and red beans. It is available with grilled eel, chicken or pork cutlet with curry sauce, or stir-fried beef.
From the snacks section of the menu, the deep-fried bacon and spinach cake is well worth your attention. The stuffed mochi with cheese are good, but would benefit from being stuffed with a slightly more flavoursome cheese.
What's not: Yummy closes for an hour between 5pm and 6pm.
Cost: The udon and rice dishes are mostly between HK$45 and HK$60. Snacks start at about HK$30. Most sushi is HK$20 to HK$30. Lunch sets are HK$45 to HK$50, while tea sets are HK$30 to HK$35.