This Chinese Restaurant has been around for about 150 years.
OK, maybe not that long but I was the artist-in-residence a few blocks away, back in the mid-eighties and no matter what time of the day or evening I drove by Yeung’s, it had always been there and it was always open. Tons of other establishments on Arthur Godfrey Road have come and gone however Yeung’s has definitely stood the test of time.
We were in the neighborhood recently and decided to stop in for lunch. The first impression as you step through the front doors is one of a funky smell. Many Asian restaurants smell the same. I’m sure most Asian eateries use the same exterminators…thus the chemical odor. Don’t let that stop you from entering. It just means they probably don’t have any critters in the kitchen.
It’s a simple décor, no razzle-dazzle or red lamps. Just a menu full of pretty delicious, very affordable preparations. We had the ‘Combinations’ lunch. For me, Shrimp w/ Lobster Sauce ($7.25) which is accompanied by Pork Fried Rice and an Egg Roll. My dining squeeze had the Roast Pork Lo Mein ($6.95) also with the rice and roll. They forgot to give us the obligatory Wonton or Egg Drop Soup. We didn’t notice until I started to write this post. Oh well.
They offer a large assortment of typical Chinese dishes. You know appetizers, soups, Egg Foo Young, Mu Shu, Shrimp and Scallops, Chicken, Beef, Pork, Chow Mein, Chop Suey, Lo Mein, and Fried Rice. They also have Authentic’ selections which includes Casseroles, Tofu and Vermicelli. The evening prices are slightly higher than the lunch prices but still so affordable.