Located at 1412 Ave U, it is just a short walk west from the Q station, and as one passes the more sit down Chinese places, with wait staff in white shirts and black vests, this quaint establishment offers a more relaxed feel, to take coffee, and read the paper, as locals make a steady occasional flow, in for choice Chinese baked goods.
The Yes Cafe, may seem similar to a Chinese Bakery, with a cafe feel in the seating, until one looks at the menu.
As much as the more Chinese offerings are to be noticed, this establishment's use of Macaroni and Spaghetti is something to note. The soup based less expensive items are of Macaroni, while the fried Mararoni offers more meat. The fried dishes of Mac and Spaghetti are between 5 and 6.50. The Mac Soups are 2 to 3.25.
One can tell that the origins of Macaroni are Western, for the chop stick does not do well with dishes, perhaps unless the Macaroni is swimming in a thick puddle of cheese or other goo based sauce.
Spam is featured, but at times is referred to as simply ham, in Chinese: 火腿 houtui
The menu has extensive Macaroni or 通粉, (tongfun) tong 通 means opening, passage, meaning seeing from one end to the other.
Well I was curious as to how the Chinese may use Macaroni, and ordered Spam and Mac in a soup.
It was hearty, though due to the hot sauce offerngs, being only Sriracha, I went next door to the grocer and bought what you see on the table.
I recommend the fried Macaroni and the Spaghetti dishes, that are more in line with a near complete meal. The soups are snack portions and go good with coffee.
I had to separate the soup for the feeding that I further arranged with a trip to the store next door.
Next time I shall try to Eel Spaghetti. Eel is manyu:鰻魚
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