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A short presentation on how to find and eat *real* Chinese food.

A short presentation on how to find and eat *real* Chinese food.

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  • 1. Sorry - no photos or (I need to keep my anonymity or there’s a risk I’ll get special treatment when I review a restaurant video - and we don’t want that!)
  • 2. Chinese food... revealed! Ian Fenn
  • 3. About me Work primarily as an Information Architect But trained as a professional Chinese chef I’m proud to own a kitchen nickname Now write on Chinese and Malaysian food for Time Out Have also written for Square Meal I’ve eaten in most of London’s Chinese restaurants Most is six restaurants in one day.
  • 4. Ringo Lo http://www.flickr.com/photos/chopstixmedia/ Chinese Master Chef
  • 5. Non-Chinese Chinese Mixed hors d'oeuvres Crispy aromatic duck Sweet and sour pork Lemon chicken Crispy shredded beef Special fried rice
  • 6. Chinese meal ‘Lai tong’ - Double-steamed house soup (if available) Steamed sea bass with ginger and spring onion Cantonese roast duck Dau miu (stir-fried mange tout pea shoots) Steamed white rice
  • 7. Urban myths
  • 8. Cantonese roast http://www.flickr.com/photos/chopstixmedia duck
  • 9. Who to trust
  • 10. This is unfortunately it.
  • 11. What to eat
  • 12. Domestic cat http://www.flickr.com/photos/powi/
  • 13. Cantonese roast http://www.flickr.com/photos/chopstixmedia/ duck and pork
  • 14. Stir-fried pea shoots http://www.flickr.com/photos/chopstixmedia/ with garlic
  • 15. Steamed hairy crab http://www.flickr.com/photos/chopstixmedia/
  • 16. Belly Pork and Mui http://www.flickr.com/photos/fredchan/ Choi Hot Pot 
  • 17. Butter prawns http://www.flickr.com/photos/chopstixmedia/
  • 18. Chinese steam boat http://www.flickr.com/photos/fredchan/
  • 19. Dim sum http://www.flickr.com/photos/chopstixmedia/
  • 20. What to eat Any steamed fish or For the adventurous: seafood Anything with offal Any double-steamed soup Anything with salted fish Any stir-fried Chinese vegetable (bok choy, gai lan, choi sum) Any Chinese hot pot
  • 21. If you must eat sweet http://www.flickr.com/photos/fredchan/ and sour...
  • 22. A final word for vegetarians
  • 23. SORRY!
  • 24. Where to eat
  • 25. Chinese experience http://www.flickr.com/photos/katcameron/ Shaftesbury Avenue
  • 26. New Fook Lam Moon http://www.flickr.com/photos/katcameron/ Gerrard Street
  • 27. Inn Noodle http://www.flickr.com/photos/kake_pugh/ Oxford Street
  • 28. Princess Garden http://www.flickr.com/photos/chopstixmedia North Audley Street
  • 29. Also recommended Haozhan Mandarin Palace Gerrard Street Cranbrook Road Mr Kong North China Lisle Street Uxbridge Road Super Star Pearl Liang Lisle Street Sheldon Square Gold mine Snazz Sichuan Queensway Chalton Street