Suzy Wong’s House of Yum

Today a new restaurant opens its doors in Nashville, and last night the hubby and I were fortunate enough to get a sneak preview. Arnold Myint‘s newest creation, the aptly named Suzy Wong’s House of Yum, impressed me even before being seated. As the hostess led us to our seats on the back patio, I drank up the design elements of the space. It’s unique, playful, and warm, with illuminated wall panels and an impressive handpainted dragon holding court over the dining room from the ceiling above.

Once outside we settled into a bank of posh low couches and ottomans, enjoying the beautiful night air in the relaxed space. After just coming off of a full holiday weekend of travel, football, rowdy bars, and loud restaurants, this was the change of pace we needed. Our friendly servers added to the whole pleasurable experience with helpful attitudes and full knowledge of the menu. Ah, the menu. This is what you care about right? Yes, the space is hip and inviting, but the food is what will keep me coming back. With a wide variety of choices ranging from small plates to salads to “Yum Bowls”, there is something for everyone. Here’s the sampling we got:

Asian Wonton Nachos (shown at right)
BBQ Pork, Queso Blanco, Edamame, Cilantro Pico, and Red Curry Crema

Coriander Smashed Avocado
Peanut Sauce Chicken Salad
Roasted Pulled Chicken with Peanut Sauce Dressing

Kung Pao Green Beans

If we both hadn’t been completely stuffed at that point, we would have continued ordering and eating because there were so many other items that looked tempting: Crab Wontons with Bacon, Five Spice Pork Ribs, and a Thai Curry Steak Sandwich with cilantro yogurt, charred onions and asian slaw. Oh well, there’s always next time- and there is absolutely no doubt that there will be a “next time” in the very near future!

Suzy Wong’s House of Yum

1515 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37203

Mon-Tues 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Wed-Sun 5 p.m. – 4 a.m.