February 27, 2020
The Chef Recommends series sees the best cooks in the country reveal where they love to eat out. The prestigiously-talented chef behind A Wong and the more recently opened Kym’s favourite haunts include the brilliant Claude Bosi at Bibendum, an Ealing Chinese with a kitchen overseen by a 90-year-old and a cult wing place in Ealing that has turned the deep-frying of poultry into an art form.
Favourite Blowout Meal: Claude Bosi at Bibendum
“European cuisine is often wasted on me as I’m tasting Chinese flavours all day. That’s not the case with Claude’s food, which is packed with umami. My favourite is his take on black pepper crab”
Favourite Local: Maxim, Ealing
“This place is run by the Chow family and grandma still runs the kitchen despite being in her 90s. Try the egg cooked to resemble crab, it’s genius and absolutely delicious”
Address: 153-155 Northfield Avenue, Ealing, London, W13 9QT
Phone: 020 8567 1719
Favourite Cheap Eat: Wingmans Chicken
“The chef here is a guy called Ben Ford. He comes from a fine dining background and is super talented. His wings are amazing. He’s into Asian flavours so we talk a lot, but he still won’t tell me how he gets his wings to stay crisp”
Address: 332 Kilburn High Rd, Kilburn, London, NW6 2QN
Phone: 020 7624 7341
About Andrew Wong
Andrew Wong’s Victoria restaurant is nothing short of revolutionary, elevating an often underestimated and misunderstood cuisine to the gastronomic premier league without losing its authenticity. Brought up in Chinese restaurants, Wong plays around with Anglo Cantonese staples including Peking duck and sweet and sour pork but also finds the time to explore lesser known dishes and regions of China. Both his A Wong flagship and the more recently opened Kym’s excel in dishes that are technically challenging, the dim sum at the latter and the Cantonese roast meats at the former being case in points.