I went in the late afternoon and the place was pleasantly occupied but I could still have a choice of seat. I found the decor a bit haphazard in that some areas were funky and well done but then the large paper printed menu on the wall with the typos and misspelling and marker pen touch ups and laminate photos on the other wall just didn't seem to match the whitewash and minimalist look. I've since read that the original owners have sold out so that may explain the lack of synergy as old transfers to new. I think I would have preferred the original funk to the new like every other Asian eatery style.
Anyway when it comes to Asian food, decor comes second and food comes first. I went with the soy duck noodles for $12. The plate of food that arrived was generous in appearance and came with the chicken broth. After digging around I discovered that actually it was more than generous with a huge amount of noodles.
Taste wise, I have to say I was a little disappointed. The duck really just tasted of soy sauce - no other spicings or flavourings. The meat itself was bland, no duck flavour just the ubiquitous soy sauce and it was also quite tough and difficult to get off the bone. The noodles were springy and a good texture but again because the duck lacked flavour, it meant the noodles were also bland.
The chicken broth was packed full of flavour - MSG flavour! I ended up pouring some of this over the noodles to get more flavour but I knew in my head this was not a good idea as it was just MSG overload but my tastebuds wanted it!
I wish I'd gone to Koko Yee in the earlier days and enjoyed it when it was actually good.his time round, I don't begrudge the $12 spent and I'm open to spending another $12 there but in no rush to,