The Chinese New Year is the perfect time of year to indulge in the cuisine of the Chinese.
The Chinese are famed for making all sorts of food – rice, dumplings and noodles to name just a few.
During Chinese New Year celebrations it’s traditional to eat fish as it’s considered to be a lucky food – not so lucky for the fish!!!
I didn’t feel like eating fish though, plus it’s the year of the Rooster , so I had a think and the closest thing I could think of was a ‘seagull’ but seagull meat is yet to become a mainstream meat sold in the UK* so I came to the conclusion that I’d go and eat some duck.
THUS I ended up at Duck and Rice in London’s trendy Soho district.
“Gōngxǐ fācái.” I greeted the barman.
“Sorry?” He responded.
“Happiness and prosperity!” I shouted towards the other bar folk.
“Oh, thank you. What can I get you?”
“A table for two please.”
“Would you like to sit in the bar or upstairs in the restaurant?”
“Bùbù gāoshēng.” I answered confidently.
“I’m not sure what that means.”
“A steady rise to high places!”
“Oh, so the restaurant.?”
“Nah, I’ll sit down here.”
I ordered some beer, some fried chicken and some duck and rice – a dish cleverly sharing the name of the restaurant!
The beer was ‘hǎo’, the duck and rice was ‘pretty salty’, and the chicken was ‘hélǐ’. (Good/pretty salty/fine)
Three boys out of five.
* – Now on to important matters: As anyone who has visited a seaside town in Britain recently will realise – Seagulls are a pest and a danger to our way of life. I propose we start murdering them and serving them up at a restaurant in London’s trendy Soho district.
What do seagulls taste like?
Think about it – they eat fish and chips – so surely they’re like a chicken that tastes of fish and chips?
Inspired by my trip to Duck and Rice I thought I’d name the restaurant after the signature dish served there. Get in touch for investment opportunities for ‘Seagull and Sausage’.