When I heard that Chi Kitchen in Birmingham had unexpectedly closed down, I was absolutely gutted! I’ve featured it a few times on the blog now, and it was one of those hidden treasures which was always a pleasure to dine at.
When Charl and I visited London for a blogger event
a few weeks ago, we ended up also visiting Chi Kitchen whilst in the city too. Nestled at the back of Debenhams on Oxford Street, we worked up a hunger after swatching that
Too Faced Peach Palette in the store. What can I say? Beauty shopping is hungry work…
The menu for Chi Kitchen in London seemed like a more streamlined version of the ones I’d seen previously in Birmingham. I must say, sometimes it’s nice to see a simpler menu when you’re so hungry that you simply don’t know what to choose! We asked the waitress to serve us her recommendations and some of the most popular dishes – which was a excellent move considering that everything we ate was utterly delicious!
The stand out dish from the selection was the Beef Kushiyaki, which was the most tender meat I’ve ever enjoyed (*eye roll* at where your mind went then…). Even though the sauce was delicate, it still had a deliciously rich flavour and the fresh vegetables were an amazing variation on the textures.
Aside from this, we also enjoyed salt and pepper squid – which you simply can’t go wrong with, and some Tempura Prawns which were served in a Wasabi Mayo. The delicate spice, the juicy prawns and the slight crunch all worked effortlessly together, but made for one moreish dish. I could have eaten 5 bowls of this one!
Chi means ‘energy’ in Chinese, which is where the name originates from and I can definitely say that this meal provided myself and Charl with a welcome boost of energy, ready for our train home after a long day at a blog event.
. Influenced by Thai, Chinese, Malaysian, Japanese, Vietnamese and Korean food, Chi Kitchen takes you on a truly tasty culinary adventure through South East Asia with each and every bite.
If you’re in London and looking for a haven away from the high street, head to the back of Debenhams on Oxford Street and head to the back. You won’t regret it.