BAMBOU Templepatrick

Bambou Templepatrick
Bambou Templepatrick
There are many ways of spending Saturday evening and if you are considering a having a Cantonese style Chinese with friends then I would recommend the Bambou in Templepatrick. We have now been a couple of times and our companions many more.  The decor is modern, the staff efficient, friendly and unobtrusive and the menu (which is well laid out and explanatory) extensive.  After aperitifs we chose a combination of barbecued ribs, the Bambou mixed platter and two soups, chicken and sweetcorn and Hot and sour.  The ribs would almost have made a meal on their own having plenty of meat on the bones.  The platter was the standard mix of sesame toast, satays, crisped seaweed etc. well presented and very tasty, the satay sauce being quite tangy.  I am an afficianado of hot and sour soups and this is definately one of the best Chinese style ones I have had. My wife also extolled the chicken and sweetcorn.  The wine list offers something for everyone and we  chose a Merlot and a Pinot Grigio. A selection of main courses included the Sze Chun Combination, not too spicy; Monk Fish Hot Pot with ginger, chinese pork pieces and vegetables, a must for hot pot lovers; King Prawn Jian Bao, cooked with garlic and ginger amongst other spices and a selection of vegetables, could have left out the carrot for me, but otherwise exlempary; Chicken Curry; Jumbo King Prawn with honey and chilli, when they say jumbo they mean jumbo. All accompanied by fried rice, a portion of soft noodles and a smile from the waiters and waitresses.  The evening was rounded off with coffee and snifters and convivial conversation.  To be repeated in the not too distant future all being well.

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