Next stop from St James's Park was China Town!
I have been passing Leong's Legends Continues... forever, and MummyGeek says I have been saying forver that I need to go to this place to try it out. And alas, I have finally made it! :)
Leong's Legends Continues... 梁山好汉 (Trad. 梁山好漢; Canto: Leung Saan Hou Hon; Mando: Liangshan haohan) seems to be a popular restaurant in London but is it good for my taste buds? This restaurant is Taiwanese. The restaurant name literally means Leong's heroes. Something like that.
|Leong's Legend Continues...|
MummyGeek went to the loo at this point so I took a picture of the seat. XD
|Wooden table setting|
The menu comes in a book form with pictures, and all you have to do is select the dishes you want (which is in Chinese)....
I think people know I'm addicted to bubble tea and since this restaurant is Taiwanese, so why not!
I ordered bits and pieces of dim sum. MummyGeek said not to order things we regularly eat, so here it goes.
This is the pork belly bun. I thought there would be more than one, but this is how it came. There was a mixture of ingredients of pork and pickled vegetables. It looks very much like the one I had at Shoryu right? Well these buns originated in Taiwan. It would probably be nice if the bun was a bit sweet...
|pork belly bun... only one given plus it's expensive|
Next came the famous Shanghai xiaolong bao Dumplings (Taiwanese style). These are very nicely presented, and very different to the normal dumplings you get in other Chinese restaurants. They are very juicy inside, so when you bite make sure you have your head bowed towards the plate in case it squirts everywhere. The dumplings are ok, they aren't fantastic but edible.
Next came the custard buns. These were ok, and there was nothing special about them.
|Inside a custard bun|
The mini glutinous rice came out next... These were quite boring for me. Quite bland in taste, not the ones I'm used to. I didn't really enjoy this very much.
|Mini glutinous rice|
The final dim sum that came out were the meat buns. These were not too bad. Very different to the ordinary char siu bao.
|These were ok|
Total cost came to £26.20... Expensive! It was confusing when they added a second total and then crossed it out. Wasn't sure which price was the right one!
My geeky rating: 3.5/5
- The only thing I liked was the bubble tea... and the xiaolong bao
- Service is fair
- Expensive for dim sum
- Quite scary going up and down the narrow staircases
Address: 26-27 Lisle St, London WC2H 7BA
Telephone: 020 7734 3380