Spotted this little asian restaurant in Brussels when I was browsing trough the Rest02-site, a handy site for locating(or avoiding) restaurants in the neighbourhoods of Brussels.
When they talk about authentic Chinese I am allways on my 'Qui-vive'....Eager to go discover and at the same time affraid for dissapointment. I love a good asian but too often these asian restaurants(don't even mention the numerous take-aways) do a lousy job at asian food, preparing something that doens't taste any different from the 'chinese' food in the frozen section of your local supermarket!
But this one was going to make a difference I felt!
The resto is located in the centre of Brussels close to the Place St-Catherine, a lovely neighbourhood to enjoy drinks and a good eat! Allways a good atmosphere in this corner of the big city!
I started with some Gyoza, shangai dumplings, filled with minced beef and chopped spring onions. They came with a tangy soy sauce to dip them in. Very good!! They had a nice bite and the sauce really went well with it! I used some sriracha hot sauce to spice it up a bit. You don't have to ask for the sriracha, every table has a big bottle on it! Complimentary! Although you're not allowed to take it with you ;(
Cost?? A ridiculous 23€, GOOD DEAL I say!! ;-) I even thought of it as such a good experience that I decided to return the same evening with Madame to enjoy dinner. Also cause I spotted some dishes that left me intrigued, like : marinated jellyfish, chickenblood, chickenfeet, pork intestins,.... Now I tell you, those are not the dishes you find in your local around the corner chinese resto/take-away so let that be another sign of authenticity.
Foodspotting and had left me intrigued..Could this be any good?? But oh yes, this was very good. I was a bit reluctant to start this dish but besides all the tiny bones you have to deal with this is a very good dish. The feet have a good 'fatty' taste and are quite rich in taste. Don't hesitate to have them if you are in dubio!!
We finished with some jasmin tea, good for digestion.
Cost?? 57€!! Ridiculously cheap for 3 starters, 2 mains, 4 beers and 2 tea! But, Shhhhhhhtt don't say that out loud! I would like to keep it that way!
So this one is certainly going on my good chinese list! The interior is cheap(recollected IKEA-stuff) but that doesn't matter one bit cause the food is A+++!!