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Neighborhood Chinese: Sheng’s Tea House

by Krista

68 Millman Street
WC1N 3EF

Tel: 020 7405 3697

Date of Last Visit: Monday, October 31st

The Victims: Ben, Jimmy, Niculie, Bina, Alex

The Damage: Unknown!

Ben scoured Time Out for some good, neighborhoody Chinese food. He came up with Sheng’s, and I was excited to go because I hadn’t really hadn’t eaten in that part of town before.

We got a little confused at Russell Square tube, but soon set off in the right direction. There was Sheng’s, very warm looking and welcoming. And somewhat empty, but it was early. Oh yeah, and we were late.

We had a table right up by the windows, so we could watch the trick-or-treaters go by. Sadly, the proprieter would not let them into the restaurant, so they heckled us from outside. Wonder who’s going to have egg on their storefront tomorrow???

For starters, we ordered some Bang Bang Chicken–which was thin strips of chicken with peanut sauce, some squid (very good!), and some spring rolls, which looked overly fried to me. The squid came with fried seaweed, which I love. Who would have thought that fried seaweed would be so delicious? (For those of you who have never seen it or tried it, it’s almost like eating really delicious paper that’s been through a paper shredder 20 million times.)

For my entree, I went with the chicken and mushrooms because I’m going South Beach. I must not have been the only one, because Niculie and Bina ordered the same. As did Alex. Jimmy went with the Laksa, which looked delicious. Some sort of noodle-y curry dish. Ben’s dish looked yummy too–but I don’t know what it was. Noodles and something.

The Verdict: It was good. Not a destination, for sure. But I guess if I lived around the corner, I’d go more than once.

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Shekhar November 28, 2005 - 3:00 pm

We used to frequent Sheng’s for lunch on Fridays a few times when working down in Holborn. The Laksa used to be fantastic, fresh, spicy and full of flavours. Sadly, the last time I went (6 months back or so) it just wasn’t the same, and even the prawn crackers smelled a bit rancid….

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