Restaurants & Bars 6

Old Tree Daiwan Bee, Chinatown, London

limster | Oct 5, 2013 02:40 PM

An ok gua bao - a rather stiff bun, cardboardy on occasion when it should have been soft and fluffy, filled with succulent and smoothly textured braised pork belly, crushed peanuts, airy coriander leaves, and sweet, salty and sour pickled mustard greens for a classic contrast against the pork.

Pork chop with rice comes with the same pickled mustard greens for the same effect. The pork chop was decent, but seemed a little under fried. The dark braising sauce with minced pork is a fairly standard Taiwanese condiment, the version here seemed light and not particularly rich.

Extra order of soy braised egg was pretty standard.

Good bubble tea - the tapioca pearls were soft on the outside and chewy in the centre, and the milk tea flavour was pretty rich.

Nice to have a place like this around, but nothing earth shattering in terms of deliciousness. Might try their thin noodles (mian4 quan2) with oysters in the future, as it's one of the classic dishes of the genre.

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