Talk about discerning palates. It’s already hard to get kids to eat their greens; it’s even harder to find healthy, wholesome dishes for them at a restaurant. Parents often find on the children’s menu – if there is even one – a selection of simple dishes like pastas, nuggets, chicken wings or burgers. The alternative is to order a full-sized dish and share it amongst family members.
So when Chinese restaurant Yun Nans unveiled its dedicated kids’ menu, we were all ears. The first-of-its-kind menu elevates the dining experience for the little ones. Tailored for children aged 12 and below, this menu features a delightful array of nutritious dishes that are sure to satisfy even the fussiest eaters.
A specially curated assortment of more than 15 dishes has been crafted to captivate their taste buds. Coupled with interactive learning sessions and fun activities, this menu offers an engaging exploration of food and nutrition and encourages them to adopt good eating habits from an early age.
Yun Nans Kids Menu comes in four sets ($12.90 each), served complete with carbs, protein, fruits and vegetables in equally endearing plates and cutlery.
Mixed Veg Shrimp Cake with ABC Soup Set features prawn cakes fried with a medley of minced vegetables; ABC soup (made with chicken, potatoes, carrots, and tomatoes) and fresh Corn Cakes.
Grilled Honey Wings Set consists of two pieces of upper wings; Shrimp Rolls with Steampot Egg Set has two golden fried prawn rolls with silky smooth egg steamed in a special Yunnan steampot; and Steampot Meat Patty Set offers fish tofu and steamed meat patty. All come with a cartoon bun (choice of Tiger Red Bean Bun, Rabbit Sweet Potato Bun or Duckie Salted Egg Yolk Bun).
Each set is served with a main – choose from Chicken Fried Rice with Vegetables, Seafood Tomato Baked Rice, Yun Nans Rice Noodle with Chicken Soup or Tomato Egg Noodle – and a side of fruit and vegetables.
A wider variety of dishes are also available for a-la carte orders according to the kids’ appetite.
Eat and learn
We all know you are not supposed to play with your food but make it an exception at Yun Nans. The menu is designed to be interactive so young diners can learn about the various ingredients in the dishes, including their names, spellings, and Chinese han yu pin yin characters.
Waiting can sometimes be challenging for kids so the restaurant has also prepared engaging activities to keep them entertained. Arts and crafts supplies, such as colouring pencils and paper, will be available for the little ones to express their creativity while waiting for their meals.
The whole restaurant is in on the fun. Kids are welcome to engage with any of the staff members in a game of Scissors, Paper & Stone. Victors will be rewarded with a surprise gift.
Yun Nans Kids Menu is available at all five outlets islandwide. Visit yunnans.sg for more information.