>> Mar 11, 2011
One of my friends told me that Bar Shu serves one of the best Sze Chuan Cuisine in London. Actually, I haven't eaten much Sze Chuan Cuisine, but have heard about the vast amount of spices they use in their cooking. One night, we decided to give Bar Shu a shot.
Booking at Bar Shu is either from 7pm-9pm or 9pm onwards. This is to ensure that they can do at least 2 seatings per table. Its either you take it or leave it. Doesn't matter if you make a reservation at 8pm, you still have to leave by 9pm.
Anyway, most of the servers are Bar Shu are Malaysians. Our waitress was from Ipoh.
After being spoilt with Century Eggs from Yung Kee (Hong Kong), the expectations I have for century eggs somehow went up. However, I must say that the century egg at Bar Shu was particularly bad. The egg was so tough I felt as if I was eating plastic. This dish was so bad nobody wanted to eat the egg that we left a few slices behind.
The tofu was rather good. Other than the fact that it contained a little too much oil, it was a very good dish.
The chicken was a little too sweet for my liking. Then again, most Chinese Restaurants in London put lots of sugar into their food. I guess the Westerners prefer their dishes sweet.
One of the least spicy dishes of the night. The chicken was rather pleasant. Nothing memorable about the dish though.
The hot and sour soup wasn't great. I've tasted better.
The noodles were very good. That dash of vinegar gave it a nice kick. I really enjoyed it.
*Opinions expressed are solely based on my personal experience
Map to Bar Shu
Nearest Tube Station: Leicester Square
28, Frith Street,
London W1D 5LF,
Telephone number: +44 (0) 207 2878 822 / 02072876688