Yummy, Yummy, Yummy... House!
This has to be one of the most talked about Chinese Restaurant in town. I've never been to the restaurant (Waters Ave location) and I know I'm a little late, but I made it! Of course, right before 2014 ends.
Yummy House is known for their Chinese dishes, especially their salt and pepper batter. They have a very unique and addicting batter that you just can't stop eating. The batter creates a nice crispy shell that gives an amazing crunch. We went ahead and ordered the salt and pepper calamari which was one of my favorite dish of that day! It's covered in green onions and crispy... hmm garlic? Whatever it is it's tasty! It can be a little too salty, but it's just so addicting.
I would have to say the deals Yummy House has is pretty amazing. They have a large selection of items that are under the "pick 3 dishes for $22". This could feed 4 people or so for just $22?! Man it's a steal. We decided to go for it and I was so happy that the salt and pepper calamari was on the menu. We also picked the mapo tofu which was a big disappointment. I always wanted to try this dish and regret ruining my first time with such disappointment.
I was hoping that Yummy House would know how to cook this properly but it was flavorless. The dish should be cooked a bit more and there was no kick in spice. It was overall a disappointed dish. My least favorite for that day due to the fact that the whole dish tasted bland.
The last dish I picked out was spicy szechuan chicken. It was alright, I'm not too sure if Yummy House knows anything about spices because sadly it was not spicy at all. I did like the fresh vegetables that was used, instead of frozen.
So far, the only thing I really like about Yummy House is for their salt and pepper dishes. Other then that I'm afraid the hype of this restaurant is more of a disappointment. It's a bit far from my house so I don't think I would really go back for the desire of "alright" Chinese food. Sure if you're near by and want a good deal of Chinese food you have to go to Yummy House before thinking about any take out places. They are for certain a step up from your regular "Chinese food".
2202 W Waters Ave
Tampa, FL 33604