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by gracep

Review: I've been here the last two night. Both times, the restaurant has been very popular and full. Tonight I went there only about 20 minutes into their having opened, and there were already like 4 groups of people there! The staff are really lovely! They're so polite and helpful and they can speak English, don't worry! The prices here are also very reasonable (mains 7 euros mostly). Here are dishes I've had and my thoughts on them: Grilled dumplings with fake meat and cabbage-Really good! Served with a sweet sauce. Had good, hearty texture. Cantonese rice-Not the best fried rice I've had, but not bad. Sweet and sour "pork"-Good! Nice and vinegar-y. A bit sweet, but that's to be expected, really. 5-spice tofu-I found this much too sweet and syrupy-tasting Fried noodles-Good! Fried "chicken"-Very good! Tasted and smelled a lot like actual fried chicken to me. This came with a sweet plum sauce (I think it was plum. It was really good and reminded me very much of the fried chicken my parents used to make every so often. Coconut juice-This was especially nice because it was served thawing, so it was nice and cool with some icy bits in it, and had pieces of coconut in it. I think it's the kind that has sugar in it, but the flavour is just so good and stongly fresh and coconutty! Almond jelly-I didn't like this. I found the texture just a tiny bit too firm for me, and the almond flavour was quite "almond extract-y," which I didn't like Glutinous rice with banana in coconut milk with sesame seeds-I didn't like this, either. The coconut milk sauce was yummy but I kind of found the rice cake quite strange. It tasted like fried rice noodles on the exterior and then the inside was really strange! It might seem like I feel pretty so-so overall, but the good mains were really so good that I think I may go back for them, but I might skip desert next time (maybe more coconut drink instead: ) Some people have recommended to ask whether or not dishes contain milk. I just said that I'm vegan and I'd like vegan dishes. They understood and were helpful, but I can't help but think, if it's simple to veganise things, why don't they just go vegan? Also, and this will be pretty obvious to you if you get the English menu, but I asked if all desserts could be made vegan. They said yes, except for the ice cream, but there was also nougat with honey in it on the dessert menu... All in all, this restaurant is affordable, the staff are good,and it has some great dishes.

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