Review on New Fook Lam Moon
A Soho Chinatown faithful since 1982 (when it was simply called Fook Lam Moon), this restaurant has all the trappings you might expect from a long-running Gerrard Street address: slightly cramped surroundings, a colourful window display of barbecued meats, swift service and a huge menu focussing on earthy specialities from Canton and Peking.
Seafood is a major suit and the kitchen has its way with steamed 'live' carp, stewed eel with roasted pork, lobster with black bean and chilli and more besides. There are also stir-fries, barbecued specialities, sizzlers and gutsy hotpots (mutton with dry beancurd, chicken with salted fish, for example) and plenty of one-plate rice and noodle dishes.
But New Fook Lam Moon also has an unexpected ace up its sleeve in the shape of esoteric Chinese-Malaysian specialities that are sure to entice those with a taste for adventure. Look for the unctuous deep-fried prawns coated with planta margarine, bak kut teh (a mix of pork ribs, belly liver and tofu in a rich herb broth) and turbot curry hotpot.
Chinese / Malaysian
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 through until
Dinner: 11.30pm (10.30pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express