Back to the birthday feast, the resto was closed for prayer when we got there so we lounged around their zen-styled patio area. How we wish their sprinklers work during that time. It’s getting terribly hot in Riyadh.
Zyng opened around 7:00 pm. It was my first time there and I could not help but be enticed by the ambiance of the surroundings. It’s almost peaceful and meditative. Kasi kami lang ang tao sa loob! Zyng combines the modern ambiance and coziness of a usual Asian resto.
The minimalist design of the place sets off the Asian flare. The blackness of the tables and chairs is highlighted by the brightness of vibrant green pillars. Japanese lanterns that give off a dim light accentuate the green ceiling. A huge, heavy curtain separates the indoor bachelor area from the family area. Cubicles has ample seating for 4-6 persons each properly seated on black leather sofas. Hindi ba pwedeng nakasalampak na lang sa floor ala Japanese?!
The service is friendly. We even get to watch how they prepare and cook our food. Did I just mention food?! Okay, let’s go to the food. I’m sure you’re all waiting for it. Ang masasabi ko lang, nalasing kami sa kabusugan!
Appetizers pa lang,
ulam na busog na kami. The appetizers served delighted and prepared our palate for the main meals. We ordered:
Vietnamese Beef and Noodles (Pho), SR35
Thin slices of seasoned, teppan grilled beef with onions, scallions, and rice noodles in a Vietnamese broth flavored with star anise and cinnamon. This bowl of noodles is good for 6 persons.
Assorted egg rollz, crispy gyoza, crispy shrimp, and crispy tender chicken served with sweet chili and tangy soy dipping sauce.
The food is good! Our only complain is that there was a shortage of rice noodles! They used Udon noodles for our dishes. And we thought “Zyng is noodles” according to their menu. And they used frozen shrimps! For the indecisive, you can take on their “Tour of Asia” three-course meal. You get to choose your starter, entree, and dessert for 75 riyals. Or you can try their “Asian Market Bowl” where you mix and match your protein (beef, chicken, shrimp, etc.), noodles (ban pho, cantonese, lo mein, udon, etc.), rice (jasmine or basmati), and sauces (peanut sauce, yakisoba, schezuan, kung pao, etc.). Leave your bowl of ingredients to them and they’ll cook and deliver your masterpiece.
They also gave us complimentary tea! Zyng Chai is a befitting end to our meal.
Surprisingly, we had to decline dessert because we’re too full! We even had to take a break from eating just so the food gets digested first. No avail. We’re still full hours after that meal.
Zyng Asian Grill lives up to its name. It’s really a new experience in Asian casual dining. It offers carefully select viands popular to China, Japan, Thailand, Korea, Vietnam, and Singapore at very affordable prices.
Salty, sweet, sour, and spicy? Which Zyng are you? Find out one of these days. 🙂
Zyng Asian Grill
Al-Tahaliya Street, Riyadh
(beside Localizer Mall)
Tel No. +966-1-453-0000
*Description under each food item is from the Zyng menu.