On Friday Night, Stuart and I decided that we would meet up in Birmingham and go for a meal at Wong’s. (Restaurant information below). This sounded such a simple plan. I would get the train to work in Worcester on the morning and then the train to Birmingham after I had finished work.
However, things are never quite that simple. I left work to late to get the fast train to Birmingham so I had to get the train that stops at nearly every station between Worcester and Birmingham. This was going OK and I was on Twitter to make the journey go quicker. Except, when we got to Kidderminster, the train had technical difficulties and had to be cancelled. I had to wait 20 minutes for the next train. This meant I did meet Stuart in Birmingham until 7.45pm and our table was booked at 8pm. I arrived very harassed and annoyed at the train company. I felt much better after a glass of wine!
I am sorry for my rant about the trains, I had to get it out of my system. I would use them more if they could run like the train services in Europe and Japan. (I.e on time, clean and very efficient)
Anyway, on a different subject, let me tell you about Wong’s. It is a Chinese Bar and Restaurant on Fleet Street in Birmingham. Contact details are below.
Bar and Restaurant
5-11 Fleet Street
Tel: 0121 212 1888
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Wong’s is the best Chinese restaurant in Birmingham and the surrounding area, in my opinion. There are no pictures for the food I am afraid. Its a bit posh and as I am not recognised Restaurant Critic I did not want any funny looks!
Chicken Yuk Sung
Crispy Duck with Hoisin sauce and pancakes
Fried Chicken with hot and spicy garlic sauce
Venison with ginger and spring onions
Egg Fried Rice
Mixed Veg with black bean sauce
and two bottles of red wine and some tap water. The bill came to £86 in total. This is quite a lot for a normal Chinese but trust me, Wong’s is well worth the money for a treat occasionally. I am urge you go there and give it a try. Local Chinese families go there to celebrate occasions and it is nearly always quite busy. I suggest you book a table.
However, don’t take my opinion about it. Give it a go for yourself. Let me know what you think. Also, Stuart and I enjoy eating out so if you have any recommendations for restaurants or pubs anywhere please let me know either on the blog or through Twitter.
I will post another recipe over the weekend or on Monday.