Hang Dai is not your local Chinese takeaway, and that’s not just because there isn’t a chicken ball in sight. Big fans of Asian food, co-owners Will Dempsey and Karl Whelan often explored the Chinese restaurants on Parnell Street, as well as sampling Chinese food when travelling abroad. They were looking for something different. “We always found that real Chinese food was so much better, Irish people have been eating what we know as Chinese food for years, but the road it went down in the 1980s and 1990s has been a fast food one – it’s good for when you are hungover,” Dempsey says. Famed for its roast duck and dumplings, Hang Dai offers the most traditional types of Chinese food, although some have been given a contemporary twist. Dempsey admits this sometimes comes as a surprise to their customers. “We do a Kung Po chicken, and while that’s something you can get here, when we had it in China we thought it was unbelievable and nothing … [Read more...] about Hang Dai: a taste of Asia
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Published May 3, 2018 There has never been a more exciting time for the restaurant scene in Reykjavik. Thanks to burgeoning tourism, exposure, and a genuine curiosity for foods from far and wide, diners now have a plethora of choices on offer. Whether it’s high-end fine dining (we even boast a Michelin starred gem!), or a cheap late night bite, Reykjavik is coming into its own as a culinary destination, offering small plates, tasting menus, farm to table seasonal produce and classic Iceland cuisine, and all while accommodating vegans and vegetarians. The following restaurants are the very best, according to our panel of enthusiastic gourmands. Feel free to let us know what you think of our choices as you eat your way around the city. We’re listening. And we’re hungry. Best Thai/Chinese: Joint Winners Laugavegur 130 Despite new Thai restaurants in town, Ban Thai rules the roost. Don’t be fooled by their extensive menu—these guys mean business. … [Read more...] about Best Of Reykjavík 2018: Best Thai/Chinese
A recent holiday in southern India highlighted once again the difficulties of matching wines to spicy food, and how much is down to individual taste and the specifics of the spicing, which can vary from dish to dish and according to time and place. And the weather is itself a factor – in 30C Kerala the only choice for me was an ice cold beer to accompany the fish curries and masala dosas. But, on the rare occasions we could find it, my partner preferred a chilled white wine, such as a chenin blanc or sauvignon blanc, which actually worked reasonably well with such fish and vegetable dishes, because the Keralan spicing is complex and not aggressively packed with chilli. Read more Three recipes from ‘Chai, Chaat and Chutney’ In the Languedoc last summer, where it was even hotter, we drowned ourselves in buckets of permafrost rosé, which worked much better with Mediterranean cuisine. In neither place did red wines get much of a look in – including … [Read more...] about Wines of the week: seven bottles to go with spicy food
If you’ve got the word ‘king’ in your title, you’ve got to prove you can live up to the hype. King Kong, King Arthur, Billie Jean King – that’s the level of company one must really prove themselves worthy of. Kicking it up a notch, if one uses the name of a god they had better be very confident. The King Neptune on Stowell Street combines the two and you’re instantly expecting big things from a restaurant that has been open since 1986. Indeed, it regularly tops popular review site TripAdvisor’s listings for the best Chinese food in Newcastle . After gathering a few soldiers of fortune cookies, we decided to see if the King Neptune is really worthy of such a crown. What is it like? The restaurant is located right in the middle of Newcastle’s Chinatown, surrounded by a stack of competitors all looking to provide a taste of the Orient. As you walk down Stowell Street, you can get hit by a number of colourful and exotic sights and … [Read more...] about Is the King Neptune really the king of Newcastle’s Chinese restaurant scene?
It's the weekend and it's been a long old week, which means you definitely deserve a takeaway. Whether you fancy getting your fill of the Orient from the comfort of your own home or sat in a swanky restaurant, we've comprised a list of the very best places in Cambridge. From prawn toast to noodles, Hoisin duck to dumplings, whether you like to go all in, or stick to one dish, you'll be able to get it all from one of our specially selected Chinese restaurants and takeaways. These are the top Chinese restaurants and takeaways in Cambridge as decided by us at the Cambridge News. Have we missed your favourite? Let us know in the comment section below. In no particular order... Top Chinese Restaurants in Cambridge Four Seasons Chinese Takeaway, Milton Road If you're anything like we are, food is always a hot topic of conversation amongst friends and family, and every time Chinese food comes up, this restaurant is mentioned. A bit like Navadhanya is the underdog of curry houses, we … [Read more...] about Ten delicious Chinese takeaways and restaurants in Cambridge