Chinese restaurant in Le Meridien, Garhoud 6 Reviews
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From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2008
Long Yin offers enough pleasure to help you forgive the worn-round-the edges decor. Small bowls of pickled vegetables and caramelised walnuts keep hunger at bay, and the waiters here are keen to recommend dishes – play your cards right and you should be able to get them to suggest off-menu chef’s specials, such as Vietnamese beef, which eats well with side-orders of garlic pak choi, oriental noodles and some steamed rice.
Service is almost as fast as the time it takes you to clear your plate of the stand-out succulent hoi-sin smothered beef. While the pak choi is merely adequate, the noodles arrive delicately sautéed and packed with juicy shrimp and crab.
The rice – always a good indicator of an Asian restaurant’s epicurean intentions – is firm, separates easily and is imbued with a subtle nutty flavour. Desserts, so often worth ignoring at Chinese restaurants, are very good, especially an inventive lemongrass crème brûlée with roasted banana and ginger ice cream.
Aside from the surprisingly expensive wine list, there’s little to complain about here – although we wouldn’t say no to larger portions.By Jeremy Lawrence
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