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Endless treats at Wok Chinatown

by Paul Waller

NESTLED on the top floor of Chinatown, Las Chafiras, is this fabulous restaurant. With two dining areas, inside or outside, undercover, there is lots of space for a family gathering, or an intimate meal for two.

There are plenty of staff to attend to you, speaking English and Spanish, which suited all members of our group. This restaurant was not what we expected, after having eaten in most other “eat-as-much-as-you-want” Chinese restaurants, here on the island.

This one is different, because there is no buffet to choose from. Instead,  there is a menu with over 100, traditional dishes available, including a great selection of sushi. You order what you fancy, and it is freshly cooked. Brought to your table, in portions enough for one or two people, you can keep ordering until you pop!

So, with what did we start? It just had to be a selection of sushi, steamed meat dumplings, vegetable spring rolls and crispy duck with pancakes, which were so good that we ordered, instantly, another two portions. You can never have enough crispy duck and pancakes! There were so many starters to choose from, it was easy to find something we liked.

Once we had demolished the starters, we picked up the menu again, and turned our eyes to the main dishes. We selected Crispy Spicy Chicken, Chicken Curry, Beef with Ginger and Leeks and Tokyo Ribs, accompanied by Chicken Noodles and Special Fried Rice. All of this was plenty for the four of us.

The nice thing about the portions is that they are not overwhelming, so you get to try different dishes, and look forward to returning really soon, to taste the rest.

And, if you want more, you just pick up the menu and ask! But there is one rule… you must eat what you order, or, at least, try some of it. If you order too much, you may be charged for it, which I think is a great policy. Being a chef, I don’t like seeing food being wasted.

Before we looked at the desserts, we decided we had to order another portion of crispy duck and pancakes. Well, it would have been rude not to!

Then came the desserts. The cold selection was on a serve-yourself counter, and included several varieties of delicious ice creams. These went well with the choice of apple, banana or pineapple fritters with honey, again cooked to order, arriving at the table hot and fresh, in a light, crunchy batter.

And all this for only 11.95 euros per person! Under 8s eat for 8 euros, and there is no charge for under 5s. The price is fantastic value for money, and, judging by the number of people around us, it was very popular.

We retired to the outside sofa area, finishing the night with after-dinner drinks, before ordering our taxi.

The restaurant is open from midday until 11pm, seven days a week. Wok Chinatown, we will be back. Thank you!

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