A. Wong, Victoria

A. Wong is a man. A man who creates beautiful Chinese food, has given me somewhere to eat in Victoria and – most importantly – won’t make me pay through the roof to enjoy it.

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You’ll find his restaurant on Wilton Road, just ten minutes walk from the station. The smart, modern interior has a fashionable open kitchen that looks out onto al fresco seating. The food ranges from Dim Sum and Peking Duck, to noodles and regional Chinese dishes.

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Friday lunch started with a Prawn Cracker (£1.50) from the a la carte menu. When it arrived, I knew our meal would be special. This was no ordinary cracker. Instead, it was a magnificent, sesame infused cracker topped with crispy seaweed, spiced chutney, sweet chilli sauce and refreshing chunks of cucumber.

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Next came the Dim Sum. Clear Shrimp Dumpling (£1.30) with sweet chilli sauce and citrus foam made me wish for more, Pork & Prawn Dumpling (£1.30) burst with flavour, topped with a lovely piece of salty pork crackling, and a Quail’s Egg Croquette Puff (£1.75) was wonderfully original, enhanced by an egg cup of garlic oil.

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The Baked Roasted Pork Buns (£1.50 each) were different to the soft, fluffy Chinese buns I’m used to. Best described as a savoury doughnut, it came complete with a coating of sugar and a sweet, pork filling.

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Two bowls of Scotch Beef Rump Fried Noodles finished us off. Just like the rest, it excelled in flavour, with each silky noodle coated in a rich, gingery sauce dotted with pieces of beef, plenty of bean sprouts and bright green spring onions.

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Attention to detail sets A. Wong apart from other Chinese restaurants. The dishes are interesting and inventive – even prawn crackers get the special treatment.

Next time I’ll try the eight course ‘Taste of China’ menu, priced at a very reasonable, yet slightly strange, £38.88 per head. In the meantime, I’ll give A. Wong a LLE Rating of 8.5 / 10. 

A. Wong, 70 Wilton road, Victoria, London SW1V 1DE

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One response to “A. Wong, Victoria

  1. Sounds amazing – and experimental!

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