‘A. Wong’ is a simply furnished, Chinese restaurant located a short walk from London’s Victoria train station. Holding a Michelin Bib Gourmand, the food is great quality and keenly priced. We ordered from the lunchtime dim sum menu.
In the evenings, as well as the ‘a la carte’, they also serve a 10 course ‘Taste of China’ and (with notice) the ‘Peking Duck Feast’ (see Andy Hayler).
What Michelin say, ‘Andrew Wong transformed his mother's restaurant into a modern and lively Chinese restaurant. He's taken classics from across China and introduced the odd twist here and there, whilst keeping the original combinations intact.’
Stand out dishes for us included: the refined ‘100 year egg’; the ‘shrimp dumplings’ with a zingy citrus foam and the ‘prawn balls with chilli and abalone’. The desserts were the best I’ve had in any Chinese restaurant.
Shanghai steamed dumplings, ginger infused vinegar /
Yunnan mushroom, pork & truffle dumpling /
Clear shrimp dumpling, sweet chilli sauce, citrus foam /
Pork & prawn dumpling, pork crackling
Won ton with garlic, chilli oil & crispy bean curd /
Sesame buttered smoked chicken
100 year old egg in sweet, chilli soya & marinated tofu
Baked roasted pork buns with a sugared coating /
Chinese chive pot sticker dumpling
Zhejiang taro cake with toasted almonds & ginger, spring onion oil /
Smoked duck and jellyfish & pork crackling salad /
Chengdu street tofu, soy chilli, peanuts, preserved vegetables
Quail egg croquette puff /
Crab, seafood & beancurd cannelloni, pickled cockles
Scallop puff with XO sauce /
Deep fried prawn ball with abalone & chilli vinaigrette
‘Beijing yoghurt’ with chilli barbecued pineapple & Sichuan pepper ice cream
Snow ball merengue, lychee granite, mango puree & lime sorbet
Coconut ice cream, glutinous dumpling, apple, pandan jelly & peanut cream