northern chinese bbq & other fun stuff @ top taste (?) 129 roman road E2
i wrote out a big thing about this place & then clicked post & it disappeared and now i really cant be bothered re-typing it. but i will later! in the mean time - has anyone else been here? we went for the first time tonight & i think its great. not sure how obscure it is - i saw it listed on some chinese website detailing good london chinese restaurants and it was the only one i hadnt heard of, but that might just be me...
ok so we had -
- balloon flower: i hadnt had this before, it was a (cold) shredded root vegetable coated in a kind of chili oil. it almost seemed kind of korean? nice start. and only £2.50
- bbq lamb skewers, bbq chinese bun, bbq 'parsley roll: these were all really good, the lamb skewers were quite small for £1/each but i think the price would be more reasonable if you ordered them by the plate (which was an option). the thing that was called 'parsley roll' was (not surprisingly) coriander that had been enclosed in some sort of wrap & then bbq'd. there were quite a few things on this section of the menu... would definitely like to investigate further.
- pork in hot chili oil & di san xian: these were about £6 each & both were delicious. they didnt skimp on the sichuan peppercorns with the pork and the di san xiam was fried nicely.
it was just my gf & i so we couldnt fit in much more, even tho there were a lot of other interesting things to order. there's one menu full of generic stuff & another with all the real things - its's pretty easy to navigate, they've highlighted all of their specialities. recommended.