London, United Kingdom
August 27, 2005
We had scallops with cucumber and squid with chilli, salt, garlic and spring onions for starters and they were delicious. The scallops were giant, and perhaps deep fried with little sensitivity but they were excellent. The squid was clearly fresh and hotter than most places. For mains we had shredded beef in a taro nest and chilli prawns in a Szechuan sauce. The latter, whilst delicious, relied a little too heavily on the MSG, although it was well cooked with some great flavours. The shredded beef, though, I have to say, was the best I've ever had of that recipe. It had a distinctive taste, a pleasant presentation, and I'm having it next time.
Sitting right on the Thames, the ambience was really nice, and it's only 10 minutes' walk at the most from the Docklands Light Rail station at Canary Wharf. Definitely worth a look-see.
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