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messageRe: Mr Liu Chinese Restaurant
Posted by fishbiscuits February 05, 04:09PM

uncleglen Wrote:
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> If I were you I'd get on a 176 and go up to
> Chinatown- the food there is 'clean' and the atmos
> is great at New Year....

Er, yeah... Chinatown is renowned for impeccable hygiene. No rats, mice or cockroaches in those places. No way.

messageRe: Mr Liu Chinese Restaurant
Posted by binkylilyput February 05, 04:28PM

Lux Thai- beyond dreadful

Thai Corner- the usual bog standard.....but have had 2 deliveries that have been inedible about a year ago so no more

It's out of ED (just) so I'm probably not allowed to mention it but I've had a number of deliveries from the newish Matoom in Forest Hill and found it fresh, tasty and well above the normal standard. I kinda don't want to advertise it in case it goes down hill!

Would love for Mr L pick up standards but I don't feel hugely optimistic.

And yeah, I agree there's not a lot clean about Chinatown!



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messageRe: Mr Liu Chinese Restaurant
Posted by TheArtfulDogger February 05, 05:48PM

uncleglen Wrote:
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> TheArtfulDogger Wrote:
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> -----
> > Any idea when they are reopening after their
> > refurb
> >
> > Really got the urge for Chinese as it is new
> year
> > today
>
> If I were you I'd get on a 176 and go up to
> Chinatown- the food there is 'clean' and the atmos
> is great at New Year....

Your answer is about as useful as a chocolate Chinese teapot uncleglen 🙄

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Artful

messageRe: Mr Liu Chinese Restaurant
Posted by derwentgrove February 05, 06:19PM

When i called Mr Liu over the weekend their voicemail message said they were aiming to re-open tonight (presumably to coincide with Chinese new year). Havenít been up that stretch of LL today so no idea if they are back up and running.

messageRe: Mr Liu Chinese Restaurant
Posted by DulwichFox February 05, 06:36PM

Last night it all looked boarded up with wooden sheeting.

messageRe: Mr Liu Chinese Restaurant
Posted by siousxiesue February 05, 07:24PM

People sitting at tables tonight

messageRe: Mr Liu Chinese Restaurant
Posted by DulwichFox February 06, 09:40AM

siousxiesue Wrote:
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> People sitting at tables tonight


Yes, Went by on the P13 last night. All brightly lit up with people inside.

DulwichFox

messageRe: Mr Liu Chinese Restaurant
Posted by sheff February 06, 11:38AM

Now called 148 Chinese
www.148chinese.com

messageRe: Mr Liu Chinese Restaurant
Posted by Penguin68 February 06, 11:49AM

This seems to be the actual website:-

[sarahtrinh.wixsite.com]

messageRe: Mr Liu Chinese Restaurant
Posted by DulwichFox February 06, 12:08PM

Shame it seems to be closing earlier than before

10.30 Tues-Wed-Thurs. 10.00 Sunday

Not much use for an after the pub late night T/A.


Dulwich

messageRe: Mr Liu Chinese Restaurant
Posted by fishbiscuits February 06, 12:21PM

Penguin68 Wrote:
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> This seems to be the actual website:-
>
> [sarahtrinh.wixsite.com]

Thanks.

Shame they're still serving the same old rubbish. Prawns/beef/chicken in a choice of the familiar, grim-sounding gloopy sauces.

messageRe: Mr Liu Chinese Restaurant
Posted by KidKruger February 06, 02:31PM

That seems to be the trad Cantonese fare we get predominantly, must be because that's what people want !
Unfortunately.

messageRe: Mr Liu Chinese Restaurant
Posted by Sue February 06, 05:15PM

Penguin68 Wrote:
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> This seems to be the actual website:-
>
> [sarahtrinh.wixsite.com]


You'd have thought there would be some way they could change the website name to something more memorable - like 148 Chinese, for example, or 148 Chinese SE22.

At present if you put 148 Chinese into Google, nothing relevant comes up.

I'll give the food a try (again) in the hope that things might have improved since we last ate there ....

messageRe: Mr Liu Chinese Restaurant
Posted by HelBel65 February 06, 05:34PM

Thatís a free name, there would be a fee for a more professional domain.

Sue Wrote:
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> Penguin68 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > This seems to be the actual website:-
> >
> > [sarahtrinh.wixsite.com]
>
>
> You'd have thought there would be some way they
> could change the website name to something more
> memorable - like 148 Chinese, for example, or 148
> Chinese SE22.
>
> At present if you put 148 Chinese into Google,
> nothing relevant comes up.
>
> I'll give the food a try (again) in the hope that
> things might have improved since we last ate there
> ....

messageRe: Mr Liu Chinese Restaurant
Posted by DulwichFox February 06, 05:44PM

sarahtrinh.wixsite.com is an htpps: secure site probably the name of the person who created the site.

I would suspect there is a more appropriate Domain Name yet to be published that will point to the secure site.

in fact [www.148chinese.com] does point to the site.



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messageRe: Mr Liu Chinese Restaurant
Posted by sheff February 06, 05:49PM

Its probably still being built..
www.148chinese.com is the one they advertise outside and that domain just redirects to this at the moment.

messageRe: Mr Liu Chinese Restaurant
Posted by NewWave February 06, 07:36PM

I recommend Matoom on London road opposite Sainsbury.
really excellent food
advisable to book if you want to eat in as its only tiny

messageRe: Mr Liu Chinese Restaurant
Posted by figgins February 07, 02:14PM

Seconded. Excellent place. Bring your own booze.

messageRe: Mr Liu Chinese Restaurant
Posted by edcam February 07, 02:51PM

By many, many miles Silk Road in Camberwell is the best Chinese food around. It's Xinjiang food, so very unlike bog standard "Chinese takeaway" food.

messageRe: Mr Liu Chinese Restaurant
Posted by niall February 07, 02:57PM

Silk Road, eurgh,

i ordered from silk road when i lived down by st giles about 7 years ago.

think its the only time i ever got sick from eating out

put me off Chinese for a good few years.

bad memories

messageRe: Mr Liu Chinese Restaurant
Posted by edcam February 07, 03:26PM

I've been going there for about 7 or 8 years and not once had a bad meal, quite the opposite. It's delicious.

messageRe: Mr Liu Chinese Restaurant
Posted by KidKruger February 07, 03:36PM

Silk Road is the bollox. It is regional food, just like Cantonese food, just a different region.

messageRe: Mr Liu Chinese Restaurant
Posted by Penguin68 February 07, 03:36PM

Silk Road has some of the most gloriously abrupt serving staff, and their cuisine is very different from Cantonese fare - but that's not to knock good Cantonese cooking (often seen as a high point of the different regional cuisines). I've not (yet) been to the new incarnation of Mr Liu - but if they deliver good quality versions of what's on their new menu that would be fine. It's pretty traditional 'London chinese' - but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Done well it's very satisfying. 'Completely authentic' chinese regional cuisine (away from Party Banqueting (and I mean CP when I say Party) is low on proteins and high on starch. And can involve the sort of beak to toes and things with too many or no legs ingredients (and textures) which westerners can find challenging.

messageRe: Mr Liu Chinese Restaurant
Posted by tiddles February 07, 11:07PM

Still miss cafe noodle...

Love Lux Thai- but of course it is Thai not chinese binkyliliput....

messageRe: Mr Liu Chinese Restaurant
Posted by ruffers February 08, 08:52AM

NewWave Wrote:
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> I recommend Matoom on London road opposite
> Sainsbury.
> really excellent food
> advisable to book if you want to eat in as its
> only tiny

I got a takeaway from there last night, excellent. Strongly recommended, fresh and light flavours.

messageRe: Mr Liu Chinese Restaurant
Posted by DovertheRoad February 08, 12:03PM

Mr Liu - I'm seeing industrial light fittings and a contemperory refit. Really hoping the food improves to match it!

messageRe: Mr Liu Chinese Restaurant
Posted by jimbo1964 February 08, 12:42PM

Isn't Matoom a Thai restaurant?

messageRe: Mr Liu Chinese Restaurant
Posted by fishbiscuits February 08, 01:15PM

Looked at the menu online for Matoom. There's a lot of stuff on there that doesn't sound particularly Thai (won ton soup, aromatic crispy duck, gyozas, samosas, etc...). But I guess they're just trying to please everyone. If the actual Thai dishes are decent, I'd give it a try.



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messageRe: Mr Liu Chinese Restaurant
Posted by binkylilyput February 08, 01:40PM

I agree there are certainly other influences (a bit like I've often found in Thailand)..... I would still recommend giving them a go though. I've found them to be refreshingly good!

fishbiscuits Wrote:
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> Looked at the menu online for Matoom. There's a
> lot of stuff on there that doesn't sound
> particularly Thai (won ton soup, aromatic crispy
> duck, gyozas, samosas, etc...). But I guess
> they're just trying to please everyone. If the
> actual Thai dishes are decent, I'd give it a try.

messageRe: Mr Liu Chinese Restaurant
Posted by sweetgirl February 08, 09:50PM

I've just had a take away from 148 Chinese
In my opinion, crap food, prices have jump since the new start up..... Even with the 10% opening discount which is on until Sunday.

It's my closest Chinese, but I need to find another!

Any other recommendations?

I have to say I do miss cafe noodle, especially the Kung po king prawns with cashews..... That was lush

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