London, UK: New Mayflower

We visited New Mayflower on a Sunday evening, just before the dinner crowd started streaming in. As with most Chinese restaurants we visited in London, it’s a big plus if you are an Asian and can speak Cantonese – the waiters sure seem to serve this group of customers a whole lot better than the Caucasians.

The waiter highly recommended the Crispy Aromatic Duck with pancakes, spring onion, cucumber and hoisin sauce.

Novel at best

The duck was too dry, in my opinion. And there was too little skin to satisfy my need for crispy fat (even the neighbouring table of Asians asked the waiter why there was no skin D:). Sad to say, it was rather disappointing for a supposedly popular dish.

The Stir Fried Hor Fun with Beef was good (wok hei flavour and all), but too oily for my liking. However, I must say they give a healthy portion of beef.

beef nom nom nom

There was however one highlight for all of us – the Mui Choy Kau Yoke! For the non-Cantonese, Mui Choy Kau Yoke is essentially pickled mustard greens with braised pork belly. This dish is rich, flavourful and the meat is beautifully layered with melt-in-your-mouth fat. Definitely not for those on a diet! Would have loved another bowl of steamy rice to go with it, but it would have set me back by a whopping 2.2pounds per bowl (as compared to SGD0.50)!

more rice for me please! 😀

Overall an average meal, but it most definitely satisfied our craving for Chinese cuisine.


New Mayflower

68-70 Shaftesbury Avenue


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