We had heard lots of good things about London Fat Duck and met up with Ms J to go check it out! It was about 35 minutes wait after we submitted our order chit on a weekday evening, and we were eating by 7.15pm!
- Signature London Roast Duck 招牌伦敦鸭 ($26++ for half): The waitress suggested that we get a whole duck instead of half, because “等一下要，没有了” (There will not be any more ducks left if you want to add order later). However, we did not do so, as we had ordered a lot of dim sum as well 😛 The verdict? Well, the skin and fats were a heavenly combination, but the meat could have been more tender…
- BBQ Pork with Honey Sauce Char Siew 复古酱叉烧 ($14.80++): We were shocked by how small the portion was 😮 This was some expensive char siew! Again, the fatty bits and charred parts were awesome, but the meat was not tender. The honey glaze was pretty OK.
- Signature Black Pepper London Duck Bun 首创黑椒伦敦鸭包 ($4.80++ for 3 pieces): The crust was quite good, but the black pepper taste overpowered everything else.
- Crispy London Duck Snow Bun 原味伦敦鸭肉雪山包 ($4.80++ for 3 pieces): The crust was less crispy, but at least we manage to taste the duck meat.
- Hong Kong Egg Tart 酥皮旦挞 ($4.30++ for 3 pieces): Freshly made, the egg tarts were served warm, and the egg custard part was excellent! We loved that it was not those overly sweet types. Unfortunately, the pastry was quite a failure. It was abit flour-ish and not at all flaky, though we could see the different layers of pastry…
- Pan Fried Radish Cake 腊味罗白糕 ($4.80++ for 3 pieces): It was pretty decent 🙂
- Signature Steamed Cheong-Fun 春风得意肠粉 ($5.80++ for 3 pieces): This was shrimp within a spring roll within a chee cheong fun 😀 The skin was pretty good, and the shrimp was fresh. We definitely preferred this to the you tiao filling type, but the version we had in Hong Kong was better.
- Xiao Long Bao 一口小笼汤包: We felt totally cheated when the very deflated xiao long baos were served to our table – all the soup from every single xiao long bao was already drained out 😦 Table next to us had nice plump-looking xiao long bao though.
- Shrimp Dumpling 晶莹鲜虾饺: This was very good! Loved the thin, chewy skin and the super fresh prawns!
- Siew Mai 香菇烧卖: Quite standard fare, not bad.
- Steamed Beancurd Wrap 蚝油鲜竹卷: Also pretty standard fare, not bad.