I love trying new food and drinks so an invite to Cha Cha Moon was certainly welcomed. Cha Cha Moon describes itself as ‘ a Chinese noodle bar that goes beyond noodle pop culture and in to the soul of regional Chinese cooking. It delves further across Asia to give you both authentic and classic dishes as well Regional dishes.’
I was impressed by the atmosphere as we strolled through the restaurant; it’s very large yet it feels welcoming and homely. I really enjoyed the light features and long benches.
We were lucky enough to have some warm weather so sat outside in Kingly Court, and it wasn’t til after the meal it began to cool down, we got rather lucky! As it was hump day we thought a few cocktails wouldn’t do any harm and ordered a Hidden Dragon, a Shibuya Casual; Lychee, sake, martini bianco and a Wen Wen;Peach, raspberry, and vodka.
They were incredible and priced at £6 these are great value for Central London.
We ordered two tasting platters to really get a feel for the food.
The first a a Seafood Platter; King prawns in chilli sauce, soft shell crab, prawn guotie, coated calamari, prawn wonton, and Chinese seaweed. The prawn wonton was my personal favourite as I love these but never think to order them when I go out, it made such a change to ordering Spring Rolls! The partner in crime was quite partial to the calamari!
And second the ‘Innovations’ ‘Tasting Platter: Steamed yum buns, Szechuan brisket, crispy duck, spiced lamb, mint dipping sauce, Hoisin & Sweet chilli sauces, pickled vegetables These steamed yum buns were amazing! Not something I tried before. They are of dough like consistency with a sweet flavour and you fill with the filling of your choice. I chose crispy duck and hoisin sauce; it tasted rather like a larger, thicker pancake. I know for sure I will be returning for them!
I finished up with the backed banana desert, I’m not one to turn down a banana themed desert! Served at the perfect temperature to dive on in I was far from disappointed, in fact I wished there was more!
Cha Cha Moon has such a great diverse menu, lovely staff and being only minutes from my office I’m already planning a lunch trip with the girls to get some more steamed yum buns!