This little Chinese restaurant on Bayard St is very local friendly. The people dining looked like they’ve hung out there for years, if not decades. The Chinese mailman was jabbing with the old white man with a rubber band holding the back of his glasses, who bought all these Chinese pills. I think the old man was trying to figure out what he got. The mailman jokingly told him one of the bottles was like Viagra. I thought it was funny. And the other bottle clearly stated Kidney pills. Then I felt sad.
I got the Five Spiced Beef Stew for $3.95. It consisted of low grade cuts and parts of the stomach. Very very tender. I wonder if Chinese restaurants have these meats stewing all day long to get them this tender. At the front of the restaurant, the lady is serving already-brewed teas which I saw several people come in and out just for. Yuen Yuen has its charm.
Yuen Yuen Restaurant – 61 Bayard St. New York, NY 10079