Dinner with friends is all part of the bonding process so what better way to catch up with an gal-pal and enjoy a lavish dinner at Min Jiang at the Royal Garden hotel. In situ on Kensington’s High Street, it was the perfect location for some well needed food, a chat with my mate Phiroza and some tasty cocktails too.
On our arrival to this chic restaurant, we were seated just in front of the bar to enjoy some drinks before our dinner commenced. Now I’m always prone to something sweet so I ordered a White Russian (with Tia Maria, Vodka and cream 😊), while P had a fruity cocktail and some nibbles to share. Once our drinks arrived we totally got into a relaxed mood and we happily nattered while we sipped our drinks. We were probably only sat for 20 minutes or so but with all the talk of work, love-life and our past, it wasn’t long until we had a lovely host appear in front of us and take us both to our table.
When we were sat down in the main eating area, I had a glance around the restaurant and I totally fell in love with the crisp white table cloths and the statement red that appeared through out. Min Jiang really has a sexy, romantic setting and it’s a good place to take friends or enjoy a lovely meal with your better half.
Before we arrived at the restaurant, I was informed that the duck was special dish that should be tried so Me and Phiroza were happy to have some aromatic duck but first we wanted to have our starter to kick off our meal.
To warm our empty bellies, Phiroza ordered some steamed Dim Sum Platter but I was really keen to try the chicken in chilly sauce. I’m not a huge fan of the Dim Sum but the variety from Min Jiang tasted perfection and the chicken and chilly was full flavoured and so Moorish.
Once we finished our starters, it was time to enjoy our duck! Now I was expecting the meat to arrive all cut and ready for us to roll into pan cakes but one of the chefs came out with a full duck to cut in front of me and Phiroza. As I’m no veggie, it wasn’t shocking to me to see this and I actually liked finding out where the meat was taken from the duck’s body.
Once the meat was sorted out and plated, we were ready to eat!
To finish off our meal we also tried some more duck but with vegetables which was placed delicately on a piece of lettuce. Now it may sound strange to you but it was actually a really refreshing dish to eat and the lettuce with the duck was just beautiful together.
I really enjoyed the meal we had at Min Jiang. The restaurant is in a breath taking part of London and it’s an ideal place to visit over Christmas or to celebrate at to bring in the New Year.
For more details of Min Jiang, click here.