The Duck and Rice review – Alan Yau’s sleek Chinese gastropub in Soho
★★★☆☆ / Chinese / Chinese Dumplings / Chinese Noodles

The Duck and Rice review – Alan Yau’s sleek Chinese gastropub in Soho

Shiny gastropub shows everything that’s wrong with the new Soho Soho is changing. The redevelopment of what was once one of London’s most bohemian (and most seedy) areas is showing no signs of slowing down. This restaurant reviews website isn’t the best place to talk about the myriad issues surrounding urban regeneration, but it’s difficult … Continue reading

The best and worst Dim Sum for dinner in London – evening dumpling review
★★★★★ / ★★★★☆ / ★★★☆☆ / ★★☆☆☆ / ★☆☆☆☆ / Best and Worst group tests / Chinese / Chinese Dumplings

The best and worst Dim Sum for dinner in London – evening dumpling review

22 restaurants and hundreds of dishes reviewed – Dumpling dinner dreams and disasters Dim Sum is arguably one of Cantonese cuisine’s finest contributions to the world. It’s one of the few types of foods I can eat repeatedly without tiring of it, if only because of its endless variety. Many of the restaurants in Chinatown serve … Continue reading

Oriental Dragon review – hilarious service, good food
★★★★☆ / Chinese / Chinese Dumplings / Sichuanese

Oriental Dragon review – hilarious service, good food

Fitzrovia Chinese reaches new highs and lows Restaurants in London’s Chinatown are renowned for their brusque, hurried service, but this culture of surly indifference has no geographical boundaries. Oriental Dragon on Cleveland Street in Fitzrovia is a classic example. Although the service wasn’t completely charmless, overall it was hilariously unhelpful and it reached the apex … Continue reading

Beijing Noodle No 9 review – Vegas noodle soups and dumplings
★★☆☆☆ / Chinese / Chinese Dumplings / Chinese Noodles / Sichuanese

Beijing Noodle No 9 review – Vegas noodle soups and dumplings

This review of a Las Vegas restaurant is a break from The Picky Glutton’s usual London-based coverage Caesar’s Palace hotel in Las Vegas has several dining options and one of the glossier ones is Beijing Noodle No. 9. This Chinese restaurant is very eye-catching thanks to its fish tanks full of goldfish and oddly snowflake-like … Continue reading

HKK review – Chinese fine dining in the City
★★★★☆ / Chinese / Chinese Dumplings / Chinese Noodles

HKK review – Chinese fine dining in the City

Suits you or just for suits? Hakkasan was one of the restaurants that helped foster the idea that Chinese food in London wasn’t just greasy take away fare. HKK is a new City spin-off of the Soho original, but with an emphasis on expensive tasting menus that befits its location in the shadow of capitalism’s … Continue reading

Tu Hsiao Yueh review – smoked shark and goose in Taipei
★★☆☆☆ / Chinese / Chinese Dumplings / Chinese Noodles / Taiwanese

Tu Hsiao Yueh review – smoked shark and goose in Taipei

This review of a Taiwan restaurant is a break from The Picky Glutton’s usual London-based coverage Danzi noodles is a dish native to Taiwan and one of the supposedly best places to try it in Taipei is Tu Hsiao Yueh. This small restaurant is located on a small side street not far from the main … Continue reading

Citystar 24hr Restaurant – round the clock Taipei Dim Sum
★★★☆☆ / Chinese / Chinese Dumplings

Citystar 24hr Restaurant – round the clock Taipei Dim Sum

This review of a Taipei restaurant is a break from The Picky Glutton’s usual London-based coverage Arriving in Taipei late at night when you’re in need of a hearty feed is far from ideal. Many restaurants in the capital seem to close by 22.30 or even as early as 21.30. This left myself, Templeton Peck, … Continue reading

Din Tai Fung review – the biggest restaurant chain you’ve never heard of
★★★★☆ / Chinese / Chinese Dumplings / Taiwanese

Din Tai Fung review – the biggest restaurant chain you’ve never heard of

This review of a Taiwan restaurant is a break from The Picky Glutton’s usual London-based coverage During my recent visit to Shanghai I sadly neglected to have any xiaolongbao, the city’s trademark soup-filled dumplings. I had previously and mistakenly believed that these delicious little dumplings were from Taiwan and that’s due in large part to … Continue reading

Eating my way around Taiwan
Chinese / Chinese Dumplings / Chinese Noodles / Taiwanese

Eating my way around Taiwan

A travelogue where I eat myself stupid while the locals gawp and stare I could bore myself to tears writing about Taiwan – the landscapes, the cities and the people are, respectively, awe-inspiring, terrifying and fascinatingly peculiar. Taiwan’s food culture is a complex, wonderful thing with cuisines from all over mainland China crowded together on … Continue reading

Pearl Liang review – evening Dim Sum near Paddington
★★★☆☆ / Chinese / Chinese Dumplings

Pearl Liang review – evening Dim Sum near Paddington

Dim Sum is for life not just for lunch Chinese food is slowly losing its reputation as a greasy after-pub stomach liner. Glitzy West End restaurants like Hakkasan, HKK, Bo London and Yauatcha get all the attention, but another up market alternative is Pearl Liang. Located near Paddington, this restaurant is situated in an odd … Continue reading