Modern New York-style Chinese eatery has landed in London. Already on many top 100 lists of which the newest restaurants to open, beat Chinese and best dim sum, Red Farm is a must-try when in the British capital. It doesn’t look Chinese at all, doesn’t smell Chinese and neither the logo points for it; anyway, I was so excited to try their Instagramable dim sum with a straw!
Expect a casual experience; red metal stools at the bar, benches around wooden tables like American diners, a white wall made of bricks, a green wall, and the restaurant’s main communal table. There’s a mirror at every table and a pot of artificial green flowers.
A complicated menu has it all; noodles, rice, and dim sum. They recommend the crispy beef, the duck and pastrami egg roll. I made sure that my food doesn’t contain garlic, so the waiter went to the kitchen for inquiry.
Some of the menu items: pax man shrimp dumplings, Bbq pork bao sliders, rice noodles with roast duck, sautéed string beans and Brussels sprouts among many other choices (check the menu photo below).
Delicious! The food is super duper delicious and it starts with the vegetable noodles. Exceptional noodles infused with the aromas of grilling and frying, non-oily though, and topped with a handful of steamed vegetables. Yummy... I was so excited to try everything else.
They’re called Pac Man for the presentation. A deep-fried carrot having the shape of Pac Man served with four dumplings in front of it. A nice idea!
Good... very good food! The pastrami egg-roll is phenomenally delicious! The straw with a dumpling is unique, like nothing I’ve had before. There are no words enough to describe how great the food is and that justifies the hype and great reviews all-around the internet. A crunch, a juicy heart and a kick of spines... that roll is surely on my personal list of the “best of the best”. The straw dumpling is sexy to look at, photograph and eat. It explodes with a thousand flavors under your palate.