(not by me)
For the Love of Taiwanese food & those who put their hearts into making them! Thank you :) [Watch in HD!] Food in Taiwan, Slow Motion at 60fps
Directed / Filmed / Edited by: James Tsai
Music by: Greg Lehman ASCAP
Roast lunch at the Dead Doll’s Club house in Hoxton. 4 course meal centred around pork (except dessert, thankfully!) for £25. The pork balls starter with a mustard applesauce dip was the highlight for me. The roast was also wonderfully done with perfect roast potatoes. The dessert was a bit too big after all the food we’d eaten and extremely sweet fudge, however the vanilla black rice pudding was interesting and helped balance out the sweetness a little bit.
A fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon and I wish I had time to try the chicken and beef centred menus!
If you want a long, very long (4 hours or so) lazy Sunday lunch then it’s a perfect place to try something a little different along with your roast, and at a very good price!
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Lunch at Hutong at the Shard.
I was reluctant to visit Hutong as I kept hearing very mixed reviews: that the service was terrible, the food was just okay but those with a party of 8 or more had great service and great food and I just wasn’t sure what to expect by this point.
We had some friends visiting from America recently and decided to take them. The views are gorgeous and it is far better than paying to go to “the view at the shard” when you could get yourself a nice meal and the view instead.
I actually really enjoyed the food. It is not like Chinatown, where you get a large amount of delicious food for less but (WITHOUT WINE) it turned out to be quite £31 per person for a group of 6.
The restaurant is beautifully decorated and has soft, lounge music that helps create good ambience. The bathrooms are also beautiful with amazing views (the men in our group were particularly happy with their trip).
The soft shell crab lantern (pictured above) is definitely worth getting. Our other dishes consisted of various vegetable side dishes and dimsum dishes that were as you would expect, nothing particularly outstanding but it was good, flavoursome Chinese food.
We ordered custard buns for dessert (also pictured) are a great way to finish the meal. We also ordered the mango and pomelo nectar that was very refreshing and palate cleansing at the end of the meal.
2013 was a year of settling down, of learning and transitioning. I’m excited for next year. The plan for 2014 is to just keep learning Chinese, try fit in more travelling and keep taking advantage of all the opportunities London has to offer.
Have a great year everyone.