Dragon castle London – review

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Is there any reason to travel to Elephant and Castle as a tourist in London? You betcha! It’s Dragon Castle that’s the main draw here. Their dim sum was divine!

We wanted to explore new neighborhoods and I had found on Yelp that there’s good dim sum to be had at Dragon Castle in Elephant and Castle. Never heard of this ‘hood before but where there’s good food, I’m game to go there.

The resto was quite empty on a Saturday at 12:30 pm but we didn’t care as our tummies were rumbling quite loudly. We ordered too much food as usual but I couldn’t resist my favs such as chicken feet in black bean, tripe, and congee (rice porridge). We also had the taro balls which were quite good except they weren’t freshly fried. The congee is the ultimate comfort food for me and this one didn’t disappoint. The Japanese cold dish of baby squids marinated in miso and sesame oil was quite good and the portion generous. The bean curd sheet dishes were excellent as well although the deep fried version was more satisfying and I felt quite decadent sinking my teeth into the crispy, ultra light crust!

Dragon Castle - baby squids

Baby squids marinated in miso and sesame oil

 

Steamed bean curd sheets with stuffing

Steamed bean curd sheets with stuffing

Deep fried bean curd sheets with stuffing

Deep fried bean curd sheets with stuffing

chicken feet in black bean sauce

chicken feet in black bean sauce

Congee or rice porridge

Congee or rice porridge

Savory taro balls

Savory taro balls

Tripe

Tripe

The interior of Dragon Castle seems quite new and the toilets were super duper clean, something that’s never mentioned when it comes to Chinese restos let me tell you.

The service was excellent – my tea was refilled as often as it was emptied!

All in all, excellent dimsum at reasonable prices. Will definitely come back here!

Rating:

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Dragon Castle, 110 Walworth Rd., London (underground: Elephant and Castle)

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