Yum Wasabi

Yum Wasabi

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Posted 2023-11-27 by Hannah Vinkefollow

Bringing a splash of Asia to a quiet corner of Dicky Beach, Yum Wasabi has taken the local restaurant scene by storm. This friendly, family-run venue has quickly gained in popularity since it opened its doors in November 2021 as word got out about its flavoursome, authentic fusion of Thai and Japanese.

The fresh and fun menu is packed with street food that transports you right into the bustling street markets of Thailand, or the small laneway Izakaya’s of Japan.

Ideal for sharing, start by tasting your way through the entrees from the delicately crispy Pork Gyoza dumplings and the Potato Korokke (parcels of panko-crumbed mashed potato, carrot and onion) to the Satay Chicken Skewers, with a sauce you will be scraping off the bottom to get every last ounce of spicy, sweet richness.

Deep Fried Squid
Satay Chicken Skewers

You can’t go past the Morning Glory Chilli Prawns or the Pad See Ew (my personal favourite) for lovers of spice, or the Pad Kana Crispy Pork for lovers of melt-in-your-mouth pork belly. All dishes have tailored spice levels ranging from 1 (mild) up to an eye-watering 5 for those who dare to sample authentic Asian spiciness.

Tom Yum Fried Rice
Pad See Ew Noodles
Prick Khing Pork

Their range of Thai soups including the Laksa and Tom Yum, as well as their traditional Thai curries, are loaded with the perfect balance of flavours that could only come from family recipes that have been handed down to restaurant owners Vip and Kenji.

Vip and Kenji aren’t new to the restaurant scene; Vip previously worked in her family’s Thai restaurant, and chef Kenji previously ran his own Japanese restaurant in New York.

Always with a smile on her face, Vip welcomes you into what feels like her home with her warm hospitality. And she always has something up her sleeve to entertain the little ones.

Bookings are essential as the small venue is nearly always booked out, which is a testament to the quality of food being served up at Yum Wasabi.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 5 pm - 8.30 pm
Sunday: Closed

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