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If there is anyone reading this that happens to be a really good Chinese chef hoping to start their own restaurant business; you need to tap into the Chinese Restaurant market on Anglesey.
I love Chinese food. I’ve said that before and, regular readers will remember, I have already reviewed two Chinese restaurants previously. So it should come as no surprise that I would want to eat in a Chinese restaurant during my holiday in Wales.
Before departing on my break, I did some research into Chinese restaurants in the locality. Surprisingly there are few in the Anglesey area, at least in the area I was willing to drive. The one that stood out (on Google) was the Jade Village. Indeed reviews such as “The food is one of the best” and “This is the restaurant of choice for many of the local Chinese residents of North West Wales” kind of sold it to me.
It’s popularity was most apparent on approach to the car park which although pay and display was busy with customers hoping to dine there or just pick up a take home pack. I realised, in hindsight, that booking was probably a good idea.
Fortunately, I was able to secure a table providing that I finished dining by 8:30pm. Now whether this was the reason why the food arrived swiftly is a moot point but regardless, the speed and professionalism of service was outstanding. As was the food!"
For starters I had my usual salt and pepper spare ribs. These slightly let down the restaurant as there was not as much meat on the ribs as I would have liked but I was hungry so I let that one slide.
For mains I like to try restaurant’s specials. In this case the special was the Beef Cantonese style sauce and Duck in Plum sauce both of which I can thoroughly recommend. To accompany the meal I elected for the Yung Chow fried rice which also was a winner.
Despite the initial hunger following the ribs, I have to say I was fully sated by the last bit of the rice. But, as you can see, there was very little left of the meal at the end.
Now, I’d really like to give the Jade Village more than my final score. Indeed, it got a boost from the fact that a table was able to be slotted into their busy schedule. Had I had a more relaxed dining experience I probably would have given it even more.
However I need to be objective in my reviews. Comparatively, to the Water Margin and the Emperor’s in Warwickshire, the Jade Village is in a tough three horse race. I seem to recall being rushed in Emperors too but their food pales into insignificance next to the Jade Village. Indeed, even the Water Margin…ah the good old Water Margin….No…I’m afraid that the Jade Village would come second in that race. But it would be a photo finish!
Total score: 80%