Sunday, 5 June 2016

Chinese Tapas House 愛吃鬼小屋 - London Little Newport Street

On one weekend I really wanted to try out the squid in Bigbe Chicken. But every time (that's a total of three times) I went in and asked, they've sold out... meaning...?

I decided in the end to give Chinese Tapas House 愛吃鬼小屋 (Canto: oi hek gwai siu uk; Mando: ai chui guai xiao wu)  a go (apparently Miss Money goes in there all the time. So greedy!). The place literally means: "love eat ghost small house".

Looking at the displays on the window, I wanted to try out the savoury pancake which I couldn't see on their menu at first but saw a big picture of it when I looked up. 



I was looking at someone else's savoury pancake being made...

With my poor Mandarin (although I understood what they were asking) I ordered it...


It was like watching crepes being made.




So when I went home, what they add is a frankfurter, fried dough (yau jia gwai), salted preserved pickles, fried pigs skin, egg, spring onions, sesame seeds and chilli oil. I had asked for it to be a little spicy but it was spicy anyway... The fried dough became soggy enough to bite into as they are usually tough. Biting it bit by bit meant I could taste the pancake blending in with all the ingredients. The pickles gave it some saltiness but the rest is bland so it went well with everything. ^_^

That was worth a good £3.50.

Address: Little Newport Street, China Town, London

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