This was the first Chinese food I’ve had in England! It was not too bad. I had to convince two of my new best friends (Stu and Cara) to go to this nicer place rather than some dumpy place called Rice Box. We had an extremely awkward moment while the old man shredded Cara’s duck, but the food was okay. Different than any Chinese food I’ve ever had in the states. I had the king prawn with garlic sauce, and a side of egg-fried rice. It was pretty good, but nothing amazing. We probably should have just gone to the Rice Box.
This stewed beef on rice was not so bad. It wasn’t great, but it wasn’t disgusting. There was a tomato based sauce with lots of veg. The pearl onions were very nice. I had yogurt with fruit in the corner for dessert. Their yogurt here tastes a lot like our organic yogurt in the states, having the same consistency as they do not pump it full of stabilizers and artificial thickeners. And it’s not filled with corn syrup, it’s actually pleasantly sour, it tastes like yogurt should taste.
After walking almost all the way down Cowley Road during the annual Cowley Road Carnival, and just when Stu was at his breaking point for the amount of my curry-quest related whining, we found it. This chicken curry was pretty decent, the chicken could have been a bit more moist, but the flavour and spicy level were spot on.
I didn’t think they could make descent Mexican food in Europe, but they do! Taste wise, this was the best meal I have eaten since I borded the plane in Chicago. The Mission is just like Chipotle, but the flavours are slightly different. I ordered the same thing I would get at Chipotle, and I think I like The Mission more. When the guy was done adding stuff to my burrito, he sort of massaged it all around, mixing everything together. What a good idea, someone should forward that to Chipotle. Good dinner.