Fired up by a rave review in the Times - "Look, this place is terrific. Absolutely terrific. Best Cantonese I've seen in ages." - Paul and I decided to interrupt our break from "eat your way around the world in London" to add the Dragon Castle - a huge plush Chinese in the unlikely setting of Elephant and Castle to our haul.
As a "Chinese restaurant" in the UK will usually serve mostly Cantonese food, we went for a set menu (menu E to be precise). Great familiar food in comfortable surroundings made for a fine evening.
Now that we have broken our duck with Chinese food we can try and move through the "Eight Great Traditions" of Chinese cuisine.
These comprise - in addition to Cantonese - Anhui, Fujian, Hunan, Jiangsu, Shandong, Szechuan and Zhejiang. I wonder how many we will be able to find in town?