Saturday, March 22, 2014

Lucky Cantonese Restaurant, Nottingham

Tuesday 11 March
We had traveled up to the University of Nottingham to give talks for the Classics Department, and they kindly took us out for dinner afterward at a favorite local spot.  
There were ten of us, so we were able to order a house special set banquet (the "G" menu).  After a pause while we drank beer and tea and nibbled shrimp crackers, dishes began to appear, and they didn't stop for about an hour and a half. 

The standouts were hot (in both senses) king prawns - truly large size, for once - in chilli bean sauce, aromatic crispy duck with pancakes, and excellent scallops, for once without their water-chestnut doppelgangers.  There were so many dishes that we actually left a little food on one or two - a sign of politeness, we know, but we can rarely keep ourselves from licking the plates at good Chinese restaurants, and this was one.

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