For an education in one of the world’s most interesting cuisines, Chairman Mao in Kensington is sure to impress. Chef Dingjun Li’s abundant Hunan menu will leave your belly full and your tongue tingling.
This is a marvellous place for groups and for those who are interested in going deep into the cuisine. There is a large selection of offal on the menu, in a range of classical dishes rarely seen outside China.
A hint of the cuisine can be seen with the complimentary, house-made spicy pickles on arrival. Sitting among black tables and chairs and images of the Mao dynasty, you can start your culinary journey with a range of cold and hot appetisers, such as the Hunan-style fresh bean curd. Hunan cuisine, while spicy, offers plenty of balance, which you will see in the chicken and cashew nut – this very generous dish is served with lightly steamed broccoli, which adds freshness to an otherwise spicy meal.
PSST! The dumpling soups are a must! Ideal for a hearty wintertime lunch, these soups come in a variety of flavours and showcase freshly made dumplings.