Are you a fan of yoghurt drinks? Another drink shop has opened up in Haymarket called Yee’s Yoghurt.
Yee’s Yoghurt is a yoghurt drink store in Haymarket, Sydney. A popular destination for Chinese cuisine, snacks, boba and milk tea, it is not surprising that Yee’s Yoghurt makes its home in Haymarket. The type of yoghurt used in Yee’s yoghurt drinks is said to taste just like the yoghurt made in China, which apparently makes a lot of the Chinese crowd “feel at home.” As a New Zealand born Chinese, I felt somewhat oddly placed yet kind of homely, as back home New Zealand yoghurt is extremely rich, yet this product is catered to Asian people, my people. If this yoghurt is made in China, I did not think this yoghurt would be rich at all, perhaps sweet? I did not know what to expect, so I try to keep an open mind.
Most of the drinks on the menu sit at a price point of $6.50 - $7.00, a standard amount for any type of drink served around Sydney. While I was drinking, I tried to think of another reason other than nostalgia for why people would enjoy these. For the most part, these yoghurt drinks are very evenly sweetened. I really enjoyed the Litchi (lychee), Mango, and even the original. In fact, if I wanted a dairy drink with less sweetness, I would probably go for Yee’s over other store that sweeten their drinks to diabetes death. The yoghurt taste does not even come close to what I grew up with, however, for the sweet tooth’s with a healthier conscience, you can expect these drinks to be catered for your liking.
If you are curious and can afford it, you ought to try their specialty health item called “Bird’s Nest.” For a stark price of $24.99 per drink you can try from a variety of Bird’s Nest yoghurt drinks, including Bird’s Nest Rose or Bird’s Nest with Dates. Despite what the name suggests, no bird’s nests are blended into drink, and it’s not gimmick translation either; these drinks have 45mls of bird saliva, which according to my Asian confidant is supposedly great for skin, hair, and nails. I must admit, after I found out it was saliva, I kind of gagged a bit. It was actually not too bad, I actually drank half of it. However, despite wanting the best for my beauty routine, I don’t think I would order this again. I think I’ll stick to my usual external cleanser and oils.
Overall, I can see why Chinese visitors, students, residents would like Yee’s Yoghurt. It reminds them of home, it’s a decent price point, tastes good, and even has a beauty option for a particular niche. I mean, where else are you going to find bird saliva around here?