Yup, as a Chinese, I am proud that there are many Chinese dishes that are delicious and well-loved by people from all over the world!
When I went to London, I could not help but miss eating Chinese food. So, I visited the Four Seasons Restaurant @ 12 Gerrard Street Chinatown in London.
Four Seasons is famous for their roast duck, as you can see by looking at the roast ducks hung up for display at the front of their shop.
The Chinese usually eat plain white rice with a lot of different dishes which flavours range from hot & spicy to sweet & sour. Normally, the whole table will be filled with many dishes. It is a sight to behold. Now, let me introduce you to some famous Chinese dishes!
Roast Duck, 烧鸭
Four Seasons uses their own secret recipe to marinate the duck. After that, the duck is then roasted until the skin becomes crispy and the meat is juicy. It was simply wonderful. As it is cooked using the Hong Kong style, I feel that it tastes better than the roast duck that I eat in Singapore. What a surprise! Although it is fattening to eat the skin, I still ate it as that is the best part of the dish as it is crispy and the meat tastes better when eaten together with the skin too.
Sweet & Sour Pork, 酸甜猪肉
I absolutely love this dish. It is one of my favourite Chinese dishes. It tastes sweet and sour at the same time because pineapples are added to the dish to give it its sour taste. The pork is coated with flour and then deep fried, so that it is crispy on the outside, but tender on the inside. Furthermore, it is easy to eat as the meat is cut into bite-sized pieces, so you can just pop it into your mouth.
Tofu is another one of my favourites. I eat Tofu almost daily in Singapore! It apparently makes your skin look smooth and silky. It is healthy as it is made from soya milk and is low in calories but high in calcium, so it is good for your bones. Although it tastes a bit bland on its own, it is normally cooked with a sauce or together with vegetables to give it some taste.
Char Siew & Roasted Pork, 叉烧烧肉
The pork is roasted until the skin is crispy, and is prepared the same way as the duck. The meat is tender and the salty sauce is quite addictive. This is a popular dish too as it is a good combination when eaten together with rice.
I highly recommend this place as the ambiance is homely and the food is good. Furthermore, the price is reasonable for the standard of food. However, do take note that the service may be a bit bad as the place is always full and they have many customers and orders. But I suppose the most important factor is that the food is delicious!
Maybe I’ll visit a Chinese restaurant in Berlin and find out if it tastes good or not.
p.s: For more information on Four Seasons Restaurant in London, please visit their website @ http://ukfourseasons.com/