So if you haven’t realised already, I am a massive lover of food and I have to admit I do feel this is reflected in my photos. Whilst Christmas shopping I stopped and ate at a lovely restaurant in Kingston called Jin Jin.
Chinese food is kinda like my go to comfort food and I do tend to go for the same dishes no matter where I dine. I have to say that the food here was really good.
From start to finish, the service was really good and the staff were really tentative and friendly. It’s clearly popular as after I arrived it picked up quickly with generally local resident diners.
The challenge I tend to personally have is that my eyes are too big for my belly so I have a tendency to over order.
I went with the spicy salt and pepper prawns for my appetiser as this is not always on the menu in every Chinese restaurant so I just have to order it when I see it even if I end up taking it away. I do not understand how exactly it is so yummy but the salt with chillies is just perfect and I can not get enough of it. The thing I enjoy the most about the dish is that the chillies have enough of a kick for you to enjoy them cold from the fridge the next day. If it’s a late lunch then I probably finish this starter and a main by myself however I could quite comfortably have this particular dish as a main as it was just so good.
Speaking of mains, I went for the crispy shredded beef this time. Anyone that knows me knows that I always go for sweet and sour chicken and usually with a few appetisers (eyes still too big for my belly), however I thought I would get this on it’s own for a change. The portion size again, for one person was quite generous so with a side of rice it meant I was more than satisfied by the end of the meal. The flavours and textures were amazing and this dish genuinely made me question its position on my all time favourite main dishes.
The one thing I also loved about this restaurant was that they provided me with a box to take my left overs home with me. Not everywhere does that so I always appreciate it when that happens.
Overall I had a great time and great meal thanks to Jin Jin.
I’d love to know your favourite Chinese dishes, be sure to let me know in the comments below and I will give them a try.
P.S – I actually included the restaurant link if you click on the name ‘Jin Jin’ at the top of this blog. It’s user friendly and again shows the great service from Jin Jin. Their site provides their full menu along with how to book a table. – happy dining!