Category China

All Shikumen Up

[Once again, I’ve outsourced a blog to Knockers. She’s like my own private Bangalore. Which might explain the terrific bangers. That’s a word used by Gok Wan. I don’t normally use Gok Wan as a cultural touchstone, but fatherhood and onanism have changed me.] As we all know, the first rule of Epicureanism is that […]

Prattle Royale

Pre-cinema supper for 7 at Royal China (http://www.royalchinagroup.biz/) last night, a place people have raved about and which is meant to be a rung above your standard high street takeaway place. There was a time when pretty much the only foreign cuisine easily available to most Britishers was Indian, Italian and Chinese. This time was […]

Pearl Liang

Another huge land mass with a 1bn+ population effortlessly ticked off my list. We are mere days away from me making FiancĂ©e Knowles the happiest bird in in Christendom. So like Jewish people at Christmas, we celebrated with some Chinese food, with a Best man and his doctor friend. I prefer dining with a medical […]