This is not your conventional Chinese restaurant. There are no pagodas or flock wallpaper. The staff are mostly oriental but the Irish waiter is totally charming and fun. He makes such a difference to the evening, but is never intrusive. This time we opted for the fixed price menu - three courses for €18.50, with a supplement of €6.00 for the crispy duck starter. But the menu includes a wide range of Chinese dishes, Thai and Szechuan dishes as well as things like steak and chips.
We were in a party of four and three of us had the Duck starter which was both generous and delicious. The duck was cooked to perfection, moist and full of flavour. It had been shredded to make it perfect for adding to the steamed pancakes and was served with a bbq sauce and tiny slivers of spring onion, cucumber and carrot to add crunch to the finished product. And the plate was dressed with a very nice side salad. Actually, this would be a more than adequate main course for a lot of people. Our fourth had the spring rolls which were vegetarian at her request. They also came dressed with a green salad of Mache, peppers and tomatoes.
However we "managed" to struggle on through to mains. One had chicken curry which was hot and had plenty of duck breast in the sauce. This was ordered with chips. One had the Singapore noodles which was a very substantial dish with lots of mixed meats through it and a delicious sauce. Our veggy had a vegetable curry which was crunchy and greatly appreciated. I chose the chicken with chilli and salt as I'd previously enjoyed the chilli and salt chicken wings. My only complaint, if it is indeed one, was that there is no sauce with this tasty dish. It seems to be made entirely with chicken breast which most people would choose, however without sauce, it was a bit dry. So for once I didn't finish my fried rice.
The dessert choice was ice cream and chocolate sauce or profiteroles. Since it was celebration I felt I had to try the dessert but restrained myself by ordering the ice cream. It tasted like artisanal ice cream - really creamy and luscious. The chocolate sauce was a great accompaniment.
The drinks ordered were Bulmers cider and Heineken both of which were served only in bottles rather than pints, but went down very well all the same.
As ever, we left this restaurant having had a great time. We're already looking forward to our next visit. Ambiance is excellent, staff are tops and the food is really good as well as being good value.
They also seem to have a very busy take away trade and our friends said that the quality of the take away is by far the best in the area. Prices on that menu varied from about €5.00 upward which looked very reasonable to me.
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