Chowdown at Yum's Bistro Chinese Restaurant
Fremont, April 7, 2011

We had a Chinese New Year ChowDown at Yum's Bistro a couple of months back (photos), and we returned to celebrate the finale of crab season (and Melanie's birthday). The 'hounds brought a wide variety of wine, representing vintages from 1990 to 2010. Many thanks again to Melanie Wong for the reservations and advance orders. Details on Chowhound: Chowdown Report: Crab•Crab•Crab + Duck Dinner at Yum's Bistro in Fremont.

Rich soup of chicken, pork, and dried scallops topped with sliced gizzardRich soup of chicken, pork, dried scallops, gizzard

Soy sauce marinated crab sauteed with lots of garlicSoy sauce marinated crab sauteed with garlic

Spicy Hunan crab atop bean threads in a clay potSpicy Hunan crab atop bean threads in a clay pot

Spicy Hunan crab close-upSpicy Hunan crab close-up

Jakarta Chili Crab (served with steamed bread for the rich gravy)Jakarta Chili Crab (served with steamed bread)

Stuffed duck filled with barley, roasted chestnuts, ham, etc.Stuffed duck w/barley, roasted chestnuts, ham

Stuffed duck filling close-upStuffed duck filling close-up

Ong Choy stir-fried with garlicOng Choy stir-fried with garlic

Abalone sauce cho mein (long life noodles)Abalone sauce cho mein (long life noodles)

''Peach Buns'' filed with sweet red bean paste''Peach Buns'' filed with sweet red bean paste

You might also be interested in a chowdown at: Sun's Chinese Cuisine in San Mateo, El Hueco in Redwood City, or Yum's Bistro in Fremont for a New Year's feast.

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