I’d wanted to eat at Chop Chop for a while – before it became famous for it’s appearance on Gordon Ramsay’s Best Rastaurant’s programme – but things never worked out. Finally, got there in October 2010 and it lived up to expectations. I went with my daughter Jane (aka TheGiantTeacup), a Chop Chop regular and was guided by her in choosing dishes.
We had the famous aubergines, pork and prawn dumplings, noodles and peanut and mustard sauce, pork ribs, marinated pork and spicy tofu. The aubergines and dumplings were outstanding and I was gratified that the pork didn’t taste too different from the one we make at home (from Kenneth Lo’s 1974 Chinese cookery encyclopedia).
This may sound like too much food for 2 people – it was, but Chop Chop have the all too rare policy of recognising that when you buy food in a restaurant it’s then yours and you should be able to take it away. No aubergines or dumplings left but Jane went home with enough for Saturday lunch.
Cost about £52, which for the quality and amount of food was very reasonable. No drink as I’d been at a Lupe Pintos wine tasting and Jane was abstemious.