‘Spot-On’ Yanako Plays Things ‘a Shade to Safe’; Bun Bo Hue a ‘Big Bowl of Steaming Hot Goodness’ at Mekong River

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Craig LaBan makes the case for standard but spot-on Yanako being a worthy addition to Manayunk, but he laments the fact that more than capable chef Agus Lukito plays the sushi and authentic Thai standards a shade too safe. [Inquirer]

Adam Erace came to Pennsports Mekong River for the soup, but stayed for, and enjoyed a bountiful Vietnamese chicken salad go gai; Salmon-pink footballs of ground spiced shrimp threaded onto sugarcane skewers; and ground beef rolls that rocked. The bun bo Hue delivered a deep, meaty taste brightened with the perfumey citrus tones of lemongrass in the big bowl of steaming hot goodness that he came in search of. [Courier-Post]

UPenns 34th Street checked out the Center Citys Federal Donuts and determined that the fancy doughnuts quirky flavors certainly provide a unique and memorable touch, but the delectable middle ground of absolute perfection in the texture is the true artistry at work there. The fried chicken was finest fried bird ever. [34th Street]