YELLOW FEVER noun /YELL-O FEE-VER/
1/ When someone is obsessed with Asian things
2/ An infectious tropical disease
3/ Ridiculously tasty Asian Bowls
As I walked into Yellow Fever, I saw the above definition and instantly thought hmm Hello Kitty Foodie definitely has some type of “yellow fever!”
Hello Kitty Foodie loves all types of tasty Asian cuisine and thinks cute places like this are quite infectious ;).
Walking into this small little Torrance restaurant, I took an instant liking to the modern Asian decor. There is one wall covered in Asian bowls creatively placed and another area has a Asian kitty cat figurine. There are neat white chairs and bright circular lights spread throughout. There are also cute button giveaways with neat phrases like “Bruce Lee lives” and “Eat our lucky pickles, then go buy a lotto ticket. Seriously, Go Now.” The buttons gave me quite a giggle. ;)
The menu consists of different appetizers, refreshments and various signature bowls that have been crafted to represent various Asian cities.
For today’s feverish meal, my friend and I got to try two different appetizers.
The first one we tried were Yellow Fever’s ugly egg rolls. They’re called “ugly” because of the wrapper that they use. It’s a dark golden brown wrapper that looks like it’s falling apart. The egg rolls here teach diners to not judge by looks because though it may look “ugly” it is far from being ugly in taste. The overall egg roll was served hot and fresh and the wrapper was wonderfully crispy. Inside were various spices, chicken and pork that mixed together to give a tasty concotion.
The other appetizer we got to try is the parmesan furikake fries. It is one of the most popular orders at Yellow Fever and for good reason. It is a bowl of thick, golden fries sprinkled with plenty of parmesan and the Japanese seasoning that has seaweed and sesame seeds. It’s a unique and yummy starter!
The main speciality of Yellow Fever comes in their signature bowls.
For my bowl, I chose to get the Seoul. The Seoul bowl comes with grilled filet mignon, asian slaw, mushrooms, kale, fried egg and gochu sauce. The runny egg, tender filet mignon and various veggies reminded me a lot of Korean bibimap. The red gochu sauce was pretty spicy and added quite a fiery kick.
My friend got the Shanghai. The Shanghai bowl has braised natural pork belly, sautéed onions, bok choy, asian slaw, shiso leaves and kug pow sauce. I tried a little bit of this and it is very different from my Seoul bowl. It’s a lot milder. The Seoul was more unique while the Shanghai was crafted to be more simple and sweet
Yellow Fever is a great place for Asian Fusion cusine. It’s hard not to feverishly fall for this place with it’s neat concept and overall uniqueness. (Side note: another reason for me to get fever for this place, they once had a pink drink called….Hello Kitty!) ❤️😊
For more smiles, please read my recent Yelp review on Yellow Fever.