Food and drink
All your familiar favourites are here such as chicken chow mein, hot and sour soup, vegetable spring rolls, as well as the dumpling menu which is what I always end up having. Well, when in Rome...
Dumplings of course! Fried or boiled, they come in a myriad different flavours including chicken, prawn and coriander, vegetable, beef and chilli, lamb and leek. The list goes on. They arrive in multiples of four and eight and boiled ones are cheaper than fried. You can order 12 mini dumplings for the kids for £1.60, oh, and they do sweet ones for pud too.
It's like a giant café.
The host is quite a character: the last time my friend went in she was wearing an inadvisably low top. This meant the head man's face was level with her cleavage and as he approached her he simply stated "dumplings!" It caused us all to fall about laughing, but of course it was just coincidence, he was merely promoting his delicoius food. So casual, fun and efficient would be the description of the service.
Just off Lothian Road, a few minutes on foot from the West End of Princes Street and The Grassmarket. I wouldn't advise walking back down Lothian Road late at night at the weekend as it can be wild.
Very reasonable indeed. You get a set lunch for £7.50, which is filling and includes those dumplings I keep going on about.
A newer branch opened in Commercial Quay in Leith, but Morrison Street has much more atmosphere and would be my first choice every time.
- Backpackers / Students
- Families with teenagers
- First-time travellers
- Seasoned travellers
- Live entertainment
- People watching