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11 Oct, 2009

Far East Restaurant (新界奇华饼家)

Posted by: Wen Ching In: Chinese Food|United Kingdom

This post is backdated to summer when we suddenly felt like visiting London for the sales. And so we had an impromptu trip to London.

We arrived at London at about half past eight. We thought of having Chinese breakfast since we haven’t had them for ages. So we took the underground to Chinatown. A photo of the London Chinatown gate.

Most restaurants are not open this early. Far East is one of the minority restaurants which open early. When we were looking at the menu outside, the staff politely invited us in and so we decided to give it a try.

The interior of the restaurant.

Unfortunately quite a lot of pastries were not ready as they were still in the process of preparing them. So we can only select from a limited number of choices. We had a red bean sesame ball (煎堆) for £1.50. It was nice and crispy on the outside but the red bean fillings were inadequate. Nevertheless, the taste was still good overall.

Priced at £1.50, the pineapple bun (菠萝包) aka bo lo pao was a little below average. Despite being served warm, the bun was bland without any sense of fragrance and the bread was too dense too our liking, a feeling that too much flour was added. Would definitely avoid this next time.

The wonton noodles in soup (云吞汤面) was also quite a letdown. Priced at £3.50, the serving was quite small, the broth was a rather bland and the noodles were a little soggy.

Service was average and the price was quite reasonable. However, we didn’t really enjoy the food. One good thing about this place is that they open for very long hour. The bakery opens from 9.15am to 7pm while the restaurant opens from 6pm to 5am daily.

Restaurant Information
13 Gerrard Street,
London W1D 5PS,
United Kingdom.
Tel: 02074376148

5 Responses to "Far East Restaurant (新界奇华饼家)"

1 | Little Inbox

October 12th, 2009 at 1:14 am


You'll feel frustrated when u can't find what you're looking for.

2 | ai wei

October 12th, 2009 at 9:25 am


got new post again! yay. sesame ball and polo bun are expensive. come back malaysia and we visit for good polo bun again. the one from miu kai. ok???

3 | kampungboycitygal

October 13th, 2009 at 4:02 am


omg. rm 9 for a small jin dui? can't help but to convert :p

4 | cariso

October 13th, 2009 at 11:21 am


The wanton noodle is OUT lah for sure! :0

5 | thenomadGourmand

October 14th, 2009 at 3:30 am


Still Msia's the best la!

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