Hong Kong in the shadow of the Shard Update 07/01/2020 – this restaurant has now closed It’s very easy to take things for granted and Cantonese food is one of those things. London has been fortunate enough to benefit from some respectable and credible Cantonese cooking for several years now. And yet this venerable style … Continue reading
Category Archives: Chinese Noodles
Xi’an Impression review – cheap Arsenal Chinese scores a hattrick
Cheap Chinese regional mega bites reviewed in rhyming couplets and haiku I’ve written before how about the under-representation of China’s numerous regional cuisines in London’s restaurants. If you needed a singular, illustrative example of the effects of that disappointing trend then it would be noodles. Veal Smasher and Happy Buddha have had to put up with my rants about … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
Harbour City review – Cheap and cheerful Dim Sum?
Fragrant food, tatty divine? There is no shortage of Dim Sum places in and around London’s Chinatown. Although haute cuisine purveyors Hakkasan and Yauatcha get all the plaudits, cheaper and more informal eateries deserve no less attention. The Euro Hedgie and I decided to try out Harbour City, which sits at the east end of … Continue reading
Tuli review – Dim Sum south of the river
Chinese dumplings and noodles a stone’s throw away from London Bridge Dim Sum addicts usually head to Chinatown or Soho for their fix, but for people who live just south of the river there’s another option in the form of Tuli. Even though it’s just a few doors down from London Bridge station on Tooley … Continue reading
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