- howler Apr 23, 2008 01:44 PM
just a quick lunch - but it was excellent.
the chef has a very, very light touch: the three glass chicken and beef in red wine sauce were both elegant and deeply satisfying. i wasn't a 100% sure how i felt about my fried dumplings - i sorta felt differently with each bite. i think the wrapper threw me off, but in a nice way.
and you have to adore a place that cooks garlic so well.
i wish i had time for a more detailed, introspective meal but that'll come soon enough.
I ate there about a month ago... also lunch. I liked the place but probably ordered the wrong dish... Malaysian beef with noodles that was OK but not of the same quality as I used to have in NYC at Penang. I'll try your chicken and beef next time. I had the dumplings, too - not the best but not bad either. I liked that it wasn't crowded when I walked in.
I had a pre-theatre meal there a few months ago and loved it. I had the cod with a XO champagne sauce which was divine. Must go back and sample some more.
I was back again for lunch today - after a trip to Whole Foods left me drooling beyond belief. It was hard to choose a dish, so I went with the sweet and sour chicken so I could compare it to the other varieties I've had over the years. I know..very basic... but I was pleased. There's a lot to eat for £8 and the dish is fresh and light with just a slight bit of frying to the thin chicken pieces. It wasn't smothered in pineapple which was another plus. I also like that this place hasn't been full or even semi-full the two times I've been there. Things are quiet and relaxing.