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

★★★☆☆ / Chinese / Chinese Dumplings / Chinese Noodles / Taiwanese

Leong’s Legends Continue review – second time lucky?

Soho’s Taiwanese stand-by – dependably reliable or depressingly staid? It’s quite interesting dining out in a group, if only to see what my dining companions will order when left to their own devices. During my recent revisitation of Leong’s Legends Continue, The Lensman, Templeton Peck and Happy Buddha displayed an alarming degree of groupthink – … Continue reading