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Feldbank 1, Dortmund, Germany 44265
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A great Chinese/Mongolian restaurant
London, England, United Kingdom
July 11, 2011
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The Lotusblume (lotus flower) Restaurant offers Chinese cuisine and Mongolian. Since I had previously never eaten Mongolian, I was quiet curious. The building in which the Lotusblume is housed, was very impressive. This is a semi-circular building. ...
The Lotusblume (lotus flower) Restaurant offers Chinese cuisine and Mongolian. Since I had previously never eaten Mongolian, I was quiet curious. The building in which the Lotusblume is housed, was very impressive. This is a semi-circular building. The Lotusblume is placed on the upper floor, the bottom was another restaurant. Bright and friendly and inviting was the restaurant and I must say.
In front of the building are several parking spaces available. Nevertheless we had on Friday a bit difficult trying to find a parking space. It was quite usy but luckily we managed to find a space. Since there are two restaurants I can imagine it will be sometimes very busy especially in the weekends.
The entrance was decorated beautifully. Columns were displayed in the entrance area. Then inside next to the stairs there was a fish pond and a beautiful staircase up to the restaurant. Simply appealing and beautiful.
We had barely set foot in the restaurant, we were straight away welcomed as equal. Of course we had not reserved, as our visit to the restaurant was spontaneously. It was not so crowded and not really loud with music or people talking very loudly. It seemed like a peaceful restaurant.
The adjoining room was designed with everything covered in white, even white slipcovers on the chairs. White roses and white candles in the vases. Simple in style, so that you could absolutely feel comfortable here. Better it can not be. To the design of the room with the red floor, the walls pretty. Just great. Similarly, the area was great at the buffet. A long bar, where you could help yourself as you wanted. But more on that later. Definitely worth seeing.
After we have found our place, were also taken our drink orders immediately. There was the usual thing you could get in any good restaurant. We were well explained and easy on the Mongolian cuisine and also about the range of buffets. It was very kind to us and I can sing only praises the service completely.
We opted for the buffet. This included all the Chinese dishes that were offered in the buffet long mile. There were many delights here: Roast duck, roast pork, beef in various ways, fish, chicken and more ... Then, there was rice or fried noodles, various courts have done the same with vegetables and meat, soups and desserts to be. There were baked banana, pineapple and apple. Pour over the honey was ready.
Similarly, there was an ice bar, where you could help yourself. It was overwhelming and I'm determined not listed some of the delicacies that there was to eat there. On the other side were the ingredients for the Mongolian courts. These were crude and were then specially prepared for oneself open to a kitchen. You could choose here between deer, kangaroo, ostrich, beef, chicken skewer, fish and vegetables in different varieties. Had they chosen their favorite dishes, they gave it to a plate and handed it off during the cooking, then it has prepared fresh for you. It could take as much meat as you wanted, then combine it with vegetables and season to taste with spices. If one were not vegetables, they could operate only at the different types of meat and meat you wanted, you could eat the vegetables fill.
In this series there was then even sushi if you would deliberate and desserts. You could put together here from various exotic fruit its fruit salad. Similarly there was a kind of jello for dessert, which gave it a try in the interesting variety Cocos addition to the traditional red and green. Custard there was to it.
First, we have dealt with the Mongolian cuisine. For this, I then took a plate from the buffet and him with meats (chicken skewers and beef steak) fitted, which pleased me best. For this, I then selected fungi and this then made the cook. So that the cook knows, this Court should be for whom, I have attached a small peg on the plate. There stood my table number on it and so then my final meal came to my table by operator. It's simple and fast. Meanwhile I had authorized a soup, a sour-spicy soup of Chinese Art This one took from the buffet directly to the place. My husband has dealt first with the exotic fruit and there to try some taken during his Mongolian food was prepared. This whole thing was a great idea that was really new and innovative. We had too much fun at the second visit to this restaurant and the culinary delights were torn. Unfortunately for us, Dortmund is too far away, so that we could have probably got just this one time in the enjoyment. The Chinese dishes were all excellent. I had a very good duck and the fried noodles were excellent, I had chosen to do so. I had chosen me as sauces sweet and sour sauce and garlic. Simply divine. The dessert was a slight Obssteller full of exotic fruits, which was just easy and delicious. Even my husband has been tested many dishes. He said the fish too much and especially the things that belonged to Mongolian cuisine. So we've taken a few courses to a buffet. As it should be, our used plates were always cleared up quickly and almost imperceptibly. A very good service, I can only stress again.
Of course there was some point to end at the time of the evening. We were tired and had a long trip to Schleswig-Holstein, before us. So we asked for the bill, which has also come promptly. With the bill we got two hot moist towels to clean our hands. That was a nice service. The fun has cost us € 15.50 per person when it comes to the buffet with drinks and then we got rid of about 36 € for two. A price I was happy to pay. For I have eaten by far have never been so good with the Chinese and Mongolian, it was for me anyway, the first experience. I also find that the price is excessive under any circumstances. A great restaurant!