The Sichuan review – tongue tickling in Shoreditch and the City
★★★★☆ / Chinese / Sichuanese

The Sichuan review – tongue tickling in Shoreditch and the City

Fire and blood link Old Street and Liverpool Street London’s ‘ethnic’ restaurants tend to be clustered together in specific neighbourhoods due to quirks of history and rent. The Korean restaurants of New Malden, the Sri Lankan eateries of Tooting and the little Vietnam that is Kingsland Road are just a few examples. Cuisines that have … 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

Kiki review – seriously stinky tofu
★★★☆☆ / Chinese / Sichuanese / Taiwanese

Kiki review – seriously stinky tofu

This review of a Taiwan restaurant is a break from The Picky Glutton’s usual London-based coverage Taipei is full of interesting places to eat, but when you’re stumbling around the city’s confusingly named streets while basting yourself in your own sweat then you sometimes need to settle on whatever is closest to your hotel. Templeton Peck, … Continue reading

★★★☆☆ / Chinese / Sichuanese

San Xia Ren Jia review – mouth numbing spiciness

Cheap and cheerful Chinese chilli chow There are few Chinese restaurants in Fitzrovia with the exception of a dilapidated-looking buffet on Goodge Street. This is due of course to the close proximity of Chinatown, but one interesting option is San Xia Ren Jia (no, I don’t know how to pronounce that either) on Goodge Street, … Continue reading