A Sunday roast dinner will always have a special place in our hearts, but what if you fancy something a little different for a change?
It seems that for our Review of the Week winner Paul, the humble roast has been pushed aside and in it’s place, a new favourite – Sunday lunch Dim Sum.
Read on, to find out more.
“Sunday Lunch Dim Sum:
The Dim Sum was absolutely cracking. I’ll try not to be biased, because I was starving, but this lunchtime snack was just spot-on. I ordered a mixed Dim Sum, a portion of Har Kau, Sui Mai, and some Char Sui buns. There’s a choice of sizing for the Dim Sum portions; small is 2 pieces and large is 6 pieces. I chose large for all three (but I think the buns come in 3, I can’t remember). The Dim Sums arrived scolding hot, almost; I had to wait a little while with the lid off, getting a face-full of steam, just so that they could cool down a bit, before popping them into my mouth. I tucked into the mixed Dim Sum first, naked (without Soy sauce or Chilli Oil), just so I could appreciate the true flavours, before adding any of the usual condiments.
The Sui Mai (the yellow ones) were bursting with flavour, chewy, nicely knit together, and were piping hot throughout. Excellent.
Next I tried the Har Kau (the Shelfish-shaped white ones), which were equally as tasty; each capsule packed with about two or three chunky little prawns, delicately wrapped in the silky, steaming rice pastry.
Both the Sui Mai and Har Kau were very flavoursome; there’s more going on there than just the meat filling and the pastry; there’s plenty of subtly-spiced herbal overtones flying about in there as well, which make them quite delicious.
The Char Sui buns were an absolute delight; nice and sticky, hot, the right proportion of filling/dough, and were nicely sized as well (not too big, not too small). Fantastic. There was also a Chicken-filled sticky bun in the mixed portion, which had a delicious piquant herbal flavour added to it. Again, really nice.
What really sets this order apart from all the others, is the unbelievably affordable prices of these Dim Sum portions. Working out at approximately 90p per bite, that’s almost 50p per bite cheaper than most of the local competition, and it’s tastier too!!! Top marks for Oriental Cuisine.
Sorry guys, but Oriental Cuisine has beat you to it. My new favourite Dim Sum delivery!!!
P.s. Don’t forget that Dim Sum is a meal in itself. Don’t make the mistake of ordering it as a starter, before having some main course, because it fills you right up.”