Royal China - Harrow by The Food Curator
It’s a great thing to have a good local Chinese, it’s even better to have a great one!
Of course I’m not talking about a hole in the wall take away which offers greasy (but sometimes delicious) fair, rather a Chinese restaurant proper.
I’m lucky enough to have a great one near me which is perfect for dinner with all your usual favourites on the menu, but it also does fantastic dim sum at lunchtime and an expanded selection at the weekends.
It’s the dim sum that I go for. It’s a more interesting way to eat too, getting lots of little portions means you can try more and more flavours until you are fit to burst…I find a big pot of Chinese tea helps to wash it all down.
I love their BBQ pork steamed buns, and their cheung fun is to die for. I like to try different things when I go there. You know try something which isn’t my norm. It’s a fun thing to do and sometimes the thing you try will become a firm and long-term favourite.
As you can see from the pictures I had a selection of dishes, pork, beef, prawn, chicken and vegetarian, all of which were a delight to tuck into.
But they do have some more unusual dishes which are favourites with the Chinese community but do seem shall we say ‘odd’ for Western tastes. Chicken feet, fish lips or duck tongues anyone?
Being adventurous I have actually tried these in the past and I must say they are not really to my taste. But each to their own as they say.
That aside I have tried many, many of their dishes and can highly recommend just going there and getting stuck in. I am sure that you, like me, won’t be disappointed.
This is a great restaurant to go and try quality well presented food that ticks all the right boxes and will satiate any Chinese food cravings you may have.
Unfortunately you can’t book at Royal China for dim sum as it is just too popular, but it is certainly worth the wait.
Thu Apr 3 2014