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London - Touch of Spice at C&R Restaurant

klyeoh | Jan 18, 2012 03:29 PM

C&R Cafe Restaurant in Chinatown has doubled its size - it's taken up an additional space (about the size of Harry Potter's under-the-staircase room) right across from its current location in Rupert Court, that narrow passageway off Whitcomb Street.

I sat at the extension wing (the "restaurant proper" was full house at dinner time) and ordered:

- Chicken curry: C&R's version was good - spicy-hot, aromatic, and generous with the chicken pieces and potato chunks. Definitely the best chicken curry I'd tasted in Chinatown;

- Wat tan ho (or, as we called the dish in Singapore or Malaysia: "wat tan hor fun") - flat, wide sheets of rice noodles, first stir-fried with dark- and light- soy sauces over hot oil, then poured over with a braised pork, seafood & egg sauce. Not impressed here - a good "wat tan hor fun" shouldn't have such watery sauce as C&R's. The shrimps were fresh, the pork tasted like defrosted meat - hard, stubborn bite & basically tasteless. I ate a quarter of the dish and left the rest.

Not in a hurry to return here, but may do so sometime just to try their Hainanese chicken rice, perhaps.

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C&R Restaurant
4 Rupert Ct, London W1D 6DY, GB

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