Andrew Wong’s restaurant, tucked away in the streets of London’s Pimlico, has been a hidden gem of the capital’s restaurant scene for a while and stands out for its unique and most extraordinary Chinese food experience. Unless you are a foodie following gastroworld-news regularly, you might not have heard of it before. But once discovered, this is a place you will keep returning to.
Having long been my favourite Chinese restaurant A. Wong has now turned into my all-time London favourite. It is always a pleasure to see Andrew, an extremely talented and successful yet very down-to-earth chef at work in his immaculate open-plan kitchen; while the manager, his lovely wife Natalie, makes sure your culinary experience is complemented by friendly and professional service.
Andrew’s creative process never stops, so make sure you follow this blog as I will be adding more of his new culinary delights to the album over time. Click on text to the right to read my review of A. Wong after my first ever visit to this wonderful restaurant back in June 2013. Browse the gallery below to get an idea of what I am raving about and make sure you get to try this fantastic food yourself.
First thing I need to point out – in my defence (!) – is that I barely spent any time in the kitchen until I got married. But once you have tied the knot you will inevitably (especially as a woman), sooner or later, find yourself there, in the four walls of your own family kitchen. Luckily (esp. for my husband), it turned out that I quite enjoyed cooking, and this is how the series of SweervyWine’s kitchen adventures was launched.
I decided to apply the same principle here as I did with the Restaurant Dining section, meaning that you can admire all my (not so attractive-looking) food creations to-date in my Facebook page album. Please do let me know if you would like a recipe to a particular dish you see there.
Some of you will have followed my blog on Facebook (or Twitter, or IG 😉 ) for a while. Now that I have decided that the world needs SweervyWine.com as an own website, I decided it is best that I focus on posting new food stories rather than uploading the entire archives from my Facebook page to this website.
However, if you haven’t been following SweervyWine on social media before, do not despair! Here is the link to my album – full of “Guilty pleasures & other foods for the soul” – for you to catch-up on the culinary highlights I enjoyed in restaurants in the UK and abroad, from big & hearty to fine & tiny.
Follow the link for a little trip down the memory lane of the wines I tasted and enjoyed in the past year:
There were many highlights among them but the clear winner was the 2008 Pirinoa Road, a Pinot Noir from Martinborough, New Zealand. No surprise I had to buy a full case of it! It is unfortunately sold out but 2010 vintage (very good, but not as special as 2008) is available through Antipodean Sommelier (http://www.taswines.co.uk)