Yu Feng Tai is a small eatery in the Renaissance Arcade food court. While many of the businesses come in the form of stalls with shared seating, this place has it’s own store with seating downstairs, upstairs and in the food court area. Their offerings include Shanghai buns and a selection of Taiwanese dishes.
For lunch, I had the Kung Pao Chicken. The dish was ready after a 10 minute wait and was presented in a bento box. There were four sections to the bento box which included steamed rice, marinated vegetables, kung pao chicken and a bowl of soup. The amount of kung pao chicken was rather conservative with way too much rice.
The chicken was tender and succulent, and a fair amount was provided. Chicken breast meat was used but that didn’t detract from the flavour of the dish. The carrot pieces were nice and soft, while the capsicum provided a nice crunchy texture. I thought the onions were slightly under cooked as I still had that raw taste my mouth. The sauce had a nice thick consistency and the flavours were just right. Thankfully, they didn’t go overboard with the peppercorns.
The marinated vegetables was soft and delicate, and full of flavour. The steamed rice was well cooked with nice individual grains, while the soup was a great palate cleanser.
The Chinese Cruller wasn’t as good as what you normally buy at the Chinese grocers. It was a bit thinner than usual and a bit on the dry side.
The Shanghai Dumplings were really nice and well cooked. There was a build up of liquid in each dumpling which is the way they’re supposed to be.
The staff were friendly and the service was fast and efficient. The atmosphere was relaxed and the pricing was reasonable. The Kung Pao Chicken was $8.90 which was fair, however, the portion size was a little conservative.
WHERE: Renaissance Arcade, 21 Pulteney St, Adelaide