Birmingham is spoilt when it comes to Chinese restaurants- from casual cafes to fine dining and everything in between- there’s something for everyone.
Wing Wah has been a Chinese staple for over 20 years in Nechells, until recently relocating to China Town, which is a great spot for city centre trade and ensures Wing Wah is aligned to other restaurants in its vicinity.
It’s a spacious restaurant with private themed dining rooms and karaoke rooms downstairs. We visit mid week and private dining seems to be the go-to option for visitors streaming into the restaurant.
The menu is extensive and showcases Cantonese food at its best, focusing on dim sum and a la carte, including traditional favourites and more adventurous options.
We sample a range of dim sum and its a breath of fresh air- innovative, delicate, beautiful and most importantly delicious.
Dumplings stuffed with King Prawns and Crystal Scallops are fresh, flavoursome and my favourite of the lot. We learn that the more folds that dim sum has, the better it will tend to taste, due to the skill involved. I am living for this fact when I eat dim sum elsewhere.
Main dishes are just as interesting and we enjoy a feast. Steamed Fresh Scallops, slightly charred with garlic and glass noodles nestled in a shell are divine.
Squid is encased in crispy batter and tossed with chilli and garlic.
Fillet Steak with Black Truffle is presented prettily and I hesitate eating it because, aesthetic.
Vegetarian Sichuan Mapo Tofu for my veggie friends is also enjoyed.
Crispy Aubergines is crunchy, sticky and a great twist on a usually dull veg. They really remind me of the crispy aubergines at El Borracho but Cantonese style.
Last but not least, we enjoy an impressive fruit platter.
The food at Wing Wah is delicious and a great addition to China Town- Wing Wah will most definitely do well. The service was friendly, attentive and fun. We were made to feel at home and I took away so much from the lovely Dorian Chan (Vice Chair of Wing Wah) who framed the dishes with some fascinating insights about Chinese food and culture. That in itself, was a fantastic experience.
*Thanks to Paul Fulford and Dorian Chan, I was invited to Wing Wah to try the food complimentary. As always my opinions are my own.*