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Tianjin chef at Royal Palace in Rotherhithe, London, anyone been?

limster | Dec 14, 200801:19 PM     7

Saw this restaurant after dinner at Cafe East. Turns out their chef is from Tianjin and thus specialises in Shandong-ish aka Lu Cuisine from NE China, with a few Sichuan dishes thrown in. It's a relatively rare genre in London as far as my limited experience goes, so wondering if anyone has tried this place.

Lots of small plates with classic dishes, as well hand made noodles and dumplings. Also hot pot, a northern staple. You'll need to order off their Chinese only menu for most of this stuff. For non-Chinese readers, I'd recommend asking about: (approximate pronunciations in parenthesis)

the noodles (beijing zhajiang mian) and dumplings (shui jiao)
braised beef slices (jiang niu rou)
homestyle jellyfish (jia chang hai dai shi)
two-treasure prawns (xia ren shuang bao)
tianjin style sauce with two type of meat - not sure what they are (tianjin bao er yang)
chicken and mushroom stew (xiao ji dun mo gu)
beef simmered with turnip (niu rou dun luo po)
red braised lamb (hong men yang rou)
pork strips with bean sauce (jing jiang rou si)
cucumber salad (ban huang gua)
cold pig's years (liang ban zhu er dou)
get a whole fish - red cooked (hong shao yu) or sweet and sour (tang chu)
green peppers with dried bean curd (jian jiao gan dou fu)
Chinese kimchi (chu liu la bai cai)

These are just a small subset of the NE Chinese dishes, hope someone tries it out. I'm looking forward to checking them out myself when I get a chance.

Royal Palace
1B Rotherhithe Old Road (near Surrey Quays)
London SE16 2PP

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