Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Food: Wing Wah

Food and drink were complimentary for review purposes.

Wing Wah: previously situated in Nechells and now in the heart of China Town. The new restaurant is massive, with a dining room and several themed private dining rooms and karaoke rooms.

I visited to sample the menu. The chef had been working hard preparing many dishes, which had been set out for us so we could take pictures and see how beautiful the food is.

A variety of steamed dim sum, made to look like mushrooms, cute little faces and corn.

Believe it or not, these are cakes!

Look at the lovely fruit and vegetable carvings- they have a chef whose job it is to carve these beauties every day! He gave us a demonstration, making it look very easy. As I left, I was given a recipe book, which contained instructions for carving fruit. I'll give it a go but I'm not expecting much!

Downstairs, we had a look round the themed karaoke rooms, which can also be used as private dining rooms.

We sat around a large round table, with a spinny bit in the middle so the food could be passed around easily. Over the next couple of hours, we sampled many dim sum, main meals and sides, including some things I've never tried before.

Above, you can see some beautiful, delicate Chinese pastries, filled with warm Char Sui meat.

Roast meats were beautifully cooked, with crispy skin and tender meat. I particularly enjoyed the roast chicken.

Scallops cooked in a broth and served with rice noodles to soak it all up.

Chinese turnip (which I think is Daikon, a type of radish) brought some welcome crunch, as did the broccoli. I loved the broccoli; vibrant green, crunchy and packed with garlic flavour. Amazing how good a simple vegetable can taste.

To accompany all the delicious dishes, I also had some spoonfuls of yuzu fried rice- what a good idea. I really enjoyed my feast at Wing Wah and can't wait to return for more roast meats, dim sum and fantastic vegetables.

Wing Wah Wrottesly St, China Town, Birmingham

Thanks to Paul Fulford for the invite.

Photos my own

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