There are many Chinese restaurants serving dim sums around various areas of London. You do not have to go to Central London to eat dim sums. There are some where you find some fancy dim sums but there are some where it stick to being simple and serve the familiar tradition dim sum. Dragon City Chinese restaurant is the latter to best describe its dim sums menu.
The restaurant is located above Loon Fung Chinese supermarket (Alpherton branch), which makes it a convenient place for those who want to do some Chinese grocery shopping and grab lunch as well. It is similar to Wing Yip supermarket (Staples Corner branch) where you also have the choice to yum char at Wing Tai restaurant (https://chechemui.wordpress.com/2009/04/10/wing-tai-restaturant/), so another choice for people.
This place has recently open up again after having to closed for period of time. It has now been refurnished giving the whole restaurant a new face lift. It looks much brighter and they have now opened up what once was a private dining room giving the restaurant a more open space.
When we arrived the restaurants was fairly busy with people munching away in to their dim sums on a sunny weekend. It was not a full house and was seated straight a way.
Like in the past at Dragon City you place your dim sums order on a menu you are provided, which you then hand to a waiter who will put it through to the kitchen. The menu is simple with both dim sums in both Chinese and English. You will find most of the common tradition dim sums. If you are those who like a simple and short menu then Dragon City is the place to try.
We ordered siu mai (pork dumpling) which is one of the most common tradition dim to order. You have to excuse me of the photo as you do get 4 siu mai in a portion. But as my dad could wait and took one when it arrived at our table.
Another common dim sum is the roast pork puff pastry, which you will usually get 3 in a portion. I took a picture of one before I ate it as yet again my dad grabbed one when it arrived at our table. He did have one hungry stomach.
We ordered two different cheung fun. One is the crispy dough chueng fun, which are great to go with congee (Chinese rice porridge).
The other cheung fun we ordered you do not often see in many restaurant is what they called here the Dragon City special cheung fun. There are other Chinese restaurant that also do a similar type of cheung fun. It is a deep fried beancurd sheet filled with prawns and vegetables that is then wrapped in cheung fun. It give you a slightly crispy texture from the deep fried beancurd when you bite in it. It goes well with the sweet soya sauce.
1 Glacier Way,
London HA0 1HQ
(Above Loon Fung Alperton Chinese supermarket)