Fresh off returning from Seattle for some Black Friday shopping, it wasn't likely I'd be heading down anytime soon. But with a garage filling up from my online purchases, Goose needed me back down there pronto. What? He doesn't need space in his garage right? 2 bikes, some speakers, softball bat, hockey sticks and other equipment is not that much stuff! Okay fine, I guess it is his garage after all... So we made an impromptu jaunt down to Bellevue so that Goose could make it from one end of his garage to the other. On our way down, we stopped at Yeh Yeh's Vietnamese Sandwiches for a bite to eat.
Hidden behind an Asian supermarket North of Seattle, Yeh Yeh's is a fairly basic place with counter service. It is an efficient operation which keeps the food prices low. We ended up with 2 Banh Mi sandwiches including the Vietnamese Ham and Grilled Chicken. With less meat, the ham sandwich took on more of the pickled daikon and carrot acidity and sweetness. Hence, the pate and meat were definitely in the background. We loved the bread as it was crusty and not overly dense. As for the chicken sandwich, it was packed full of well-charred pieces. Hence it was smoky with a sweet caramelized taste. The chicken was surprisingly moist despite the aggressive char.
We also got a bowl of their Pho where we were allowed to choose the meats. Therefore, we got all the meats and essentially had a pho dac biet. Slightly cloudy and a bit salty, the broth was not as clean tasting as we would've liked. There was a certain meaty finish, but all of the other flavours were a bit muddled. Meats were good though being sliced thin and tender. For myself, I went for something different being the Hủ Tiếu Mi (Pork Noodle Soup). Okay, I'm gonna be pretty blunt here... It was far too salty and the MSG just added to the problem. Furthermore, the portion size was pretty pathetic. I finished it before anyone else even started on their food. After it was all said and done, Yeh Yeh's satisfied out requirement for quick cheap eats with little fanfare.
- Large and good Banh Mi
- Quick and efficient
- Crappy bubble tea
- Hu Tieu Mi far too salty