London can leave you in awe of all the places to grab a bite to eat, especially down Oxford Street right in the heard of one of the busiest London streets. All the roads off of it have ample of great bars, restaurants and hidden gems. A few weekends back Jonny and I got to try out one of those called Chi Kitchen, that is perfect for a quick bite to eat in the midst of a shopping spree or a place for an Asian feast after the shopping has left you ready to pick at delicious food to share and sip a cocktail to end a day in the hustle and bustle.
Attached but round the other side of Debenhams down Oxford Street is Chi Kitchen its Pan-Asian cuisine meaning you can get a taste of dishes influenced by Thai, Chinese, Malaysian, Japanese, Vietnamese & Korean Food. It was a real journey though south-east Asia for us and I can say it did not disappoint.
I am one who loves to get a lot of smaller dishes and then share in places like this, there are so many options that small plates mean you can try a variety of delicious bits from the menu.
With a beer for Jonny and a delicious Hibiscus Royale in hand we pondered over the menu deciding what to get. There was so much to choose form we asked for suggestions from the waiter for some of the best and most popular dishes to start. We went for 4 ‘small’ plates to start, though by no means did they skimp on portions. We started with dragon prawn tempura sushi, soft shell crab, wagyu dim sum and the best popcorn shrimp I have ever had in my life. Seriously it was one of those dishes you could just keep ordering and I would have happily just had bowl of these for my main too.
Jonny and I both opted for Laska for our main course. Both delicious but I opted for the more spicy one as it was a little chilly outside there was no better way to warm up and the broth was just delicious, fragrant and packed with flavour. They were however huge and after our main I could feel myself getting more and more full up. I was going to opt out of desert though until someone at another table had a dish of dreams and I knew that I couldn’t leave without trying it.
I was surprised as Jonny also went for a pudding, the mango crème brûlée a tangy and light option that was a real palette cleanser and a great after dinner treat. Me however, I went for the chocolate sphere. Ice-cream and fresh fruit encased in a globe of chocolate and to get into this, hot sauce is poured over the top to collapse the sphere leaving a mix of hot and cold textures, an array of flavours and me super happy that I am swimming in chocolate.
If you’re in town and are wanting something to really feast on or just snack on a few plates this place is a must. It’s really affordable and again the popcorn shrimp would win anyone over instantly! It is easy to find and a great stop if you’re a city regular or just passing through.