Monday, 23 February 2015

Lunch at Chop Chop, Edinburgh

My Mum & Dad are obsessed with Chop Chop. They go every time they're in Edinburgh & my Dad even joined their membership rewards scheme. Which is handy as he had a £25 voucher going spare! We decided to use it for lunch while we were in the capital. Chop Chop operates a traditional Chinese dining style - dishes are typically shared and served when ready, in no particular order. We were taught how to make our own dipping sauce for the dumplings and treated to a huge bowl of prawn crackers too. They've been awarded 3 AA rosettes, voted best Chinese restaurant in Scotland and even featured on Gordon Ramsay's F-word.


Chicken chow mian.


Chicken with peanuts. I think it'd be better with a spicier sauce - I still enjoyed the dish but wouldn't order it again.


Vegetable spring rolls. Can't go wrong!


Fried rice.


Pork and chive guo tie (dumplings).


Chicken dumplings.


Dessert was my favourite dish - peanut dumplings! Fried dumplings with a peanut butter, raisin, sugar and sesame seed filling, served warm and dusted with icing sugar.


We weren't wow-ed by the food at Chop Chop but we weren't disappointed either. I think we just had extra high expectations because of my parents love for the place. With our voucher and an extra 10% off, thanks to my Dad's membership, our lunch came to a grand total of £10!

You can find Chop Chop at 248 Morrison Street, Edinburgh. It's within walking distance from the city centre and there's a brand new gin bar (The Jolly Botanist) right next door - I think we'll be heading there next time!


Can't take him anywhere.

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