We Brits have given Chinese food a bad reputation. In an attempt to cater for our unquenchable thirst for curry, deep fried fillers and a sweet, salty snack on the way home from the pub, takeaways have lost touch with what makes Chinese cuisine great. The fresh, clean flavours. The abundance of vegetables. The balance between sweet, spicy and savoury. In short, they have lost their identity.
The Oriental Express
It may not look much from the outside, hidden away between numerous other shops aside a busy road, and there may not be room inside the restaurant for costumers to enjoy the dinning-in experience, but don’t be put off by appearances.
The Oriental Express offers a range of different Asian cuisines, even a few dishes that originated in the lands where this shop stands, but they offer something much more than variety. You get quality and authenticity.
As with most takeaways, the chef speciality section is a good place to start, if you are sampling the delicacies offered by a new, unfamiliar restaurant. The spicy won ton and thin noodle soup makes for a refreshing and highly satisfying alternative to a curry. The manchurian beef is perfect for any carnivore looking for their chili fix and the rainbow chicken, packed full of flavoursome veggies, is a colourfully sweet and spicy treat.
The majority of their vast menu is dedicated to Chinese dishes, but if you have a hankering for Korean, an eye of Thai, or feel a craving only to be appeased by Japanese, then you can find a dish to please even the most perceptive palate.
A wide variety of Thai options are available, from hot jungle curries to the world famous sweet and spicy warm papaya salads. You can get a taste for quality Korean barbeque, a sampling of Japanese udon noodles, or if you are a traditionalist, a good old serving of fish and chips.
Everything on the menu, is reasonably priced. The portion sizes are very generous and always delivered on time. If you want to peruse the menu for yourself, it can be accessed easily via the hungryhouse app or visit the website for more details.
Tel:07917 122096 / Website