After an afternoon at the Field Museum my partner and I decided that Chinese sounded good. We had walked past Yang numerous times after taking the Red Line to Roosevelt, so we decided to give it a try. BIG mistake.
I should preface this by saying I am NOT a picky eater. We started with Egg Rolls. Although they looked a bit odd, the presentation was nice, served in a boat-shaped dish with the sweet and sour sauce in the "bow," but one bite and I was puzzled. I had never had an egg roll that had a mushy wrapper. The outside was crisp but then it quickly turned doughy, and the filling had absolutely no flavor. We were starved so we ate them, but we were ready for the main course.
My partner orded a vegetable chow fun. After a couple of bites he was done. The noodle was very unappetizing and chewy and the dish had no flavor. I had ordered the Combination Kow, which appeared to be one of their specialties, but I just could not eat it. The flavor of the sauce was unlike anything I had ever had in a Chinese restaurant, and I don't mean that in a good way. It was much like a really bad canned gravy with an odd flavor. The beef, shrimp and chicken did not look freshly made, all tasted the same, and the entire dish was really inedible. The best part of the meal by far was the canned diet Coke. The server came by to check on us and asked how things were. I told her I was not able to eat the food, but there was no attempt to make the experience right. I was not offered anything else and we were billed for the full amount. The bill was over $35, and we left there hungry.
I was hoping that this meal would be the start of repeated visits to this retaurant and would be a new "find' for us in Chicago, but I would NEVER eat here again. My suggestion is that they change their name from "Yang" to "Yuck!'
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