I once wrote about the New World restuarant in Chinatown (Gerrard Place) being my favourite place for Dim Sum – but I’ve found a real gem of restuarant where the Dim Sum is even better. Probably the best in London. It’s a place called China City – an informal family-friendly restuarant upstairs in the Oriental City shopping mall in North West London – which in itself is a spectacle worth visiting – especially for the massive selection of excellent Asian foods available to eat hot and freshly made in the food court (Thai, Korean, Vietnamese, Malaysian, Indian, Chinese etc.) It makes you feel like you’re in the far-east somewehere – totally unlike being in suburban London.
Today’s selection was: Prawn Dumplings, Prawn & Pork Dumplings, Char Sui Bao, Spring Roll, Vietnamese Spring Rolls, Prawn Cheung Fun, Prawn Cake with Salad Cream – all of which (except for the Cheung Fun, came as 4 pieces each). And all of which was extremely tasty! With green tea and a round of diet cokes for four people – the bill came to £28 in total. So – good value too. Far more convenient that the New World, and being inside the Oriental City complex, China City is a much better all-round experience. Although it was extremely busy (which is a good sign) – we didn’t have to queue for a table. I strongly recommend anyone who lives in London and likes to eat Dim Sum for a traditional Sunday “brunch” to try out China City – it’s excellent. Click here for location – nearest tube is Colindale – which is on the Northern Line.