London Eating: Dim Sum With a View
London eating.....it's something I think about often, and, well I do it often too. What's my favourite way to 'eat London?' Oh, how I adore dim sum. But Mr Wanderluce declares he doesn't so I rarely get to eat it. I know, I know.....it's a travesty. So when I was invited to try out the amazing Min Jiang menu on the 10th floor of the Royal Garden Hotel I was pretty excited. As a pretty much lifelong Londoner, I dream of having cocktails on the roof of posh hotels, but it rarely happens and I mostly forgo these luxuries for something far less glamorous indeed.
However after my dreamy dim sum experience at Min Jiang, I think I'll be returning soon.
If you ever find yourself in London, or are lucky enough to live here and in need of something a little different of an evening then I would highly recommend the saintly pairing of cocktails, dim sum and delicious views. Along with a few friends, I enjoyed the nicest evening of girly chat and delicious food paired with even more delicious wine. And to be honest, I can't quite believe I've walked past the Royal Garden Hotel so many times before and not realised what a hidden gem it is.
If you like your dining experience with a bit of theatre this is he place for you, and alongside classics like Crispy sucks and pancakes you can expect some cheeky twists. After a spectacular carving, we enjoyed our duck wrapped in pancakes the traditional way save for a few twists like Garlic Paste with Radish and Tientsin Cabbage. SO yummy.
And the dessert! Oh my.....I mean, I was FULL but this was something else. Deliciousness served with ice cream is what I would have called it, but the menu actually read: 'Min Jiang Sichuan Pancake with Cornish Vanilla Ice Cream.'
The restaurant offers a few different dining options, but I'd recommend you enjoy a cocktail at the bar before enjoying some dim sum and champagne in the restaurant. And make sure to order some of the Chef's special duck too.