Guilty Pleasures: Drunk Chinese Food

24 Jan

HK Diner's finest

There is something about getting utterly battered, fall-around, stagger-out-of-the-pub-drunk that makes Chinese food insanely good. King prawn balls, salt and pepper chicken, honey roasted pork, mouthfuls of crispy seaweed, ice cold coke….mmmm… it’s surely the finest way to prevent a hangover.

My favourite place to stumble into is HK Diner (22 Wardour Street, Chinatown) which has the distinct advantage of welcoming customers until 4am and boy oh boy have I had happy times in there. Some of which I can just about recall. Ahem. The service is always whippet fast and the food is so ace.

The only downside to drunk chinese eating is the bill. Ordering whilst trolleyed means I ALWAYS over-estimate how hungry and how rich I am, meaning that by the time I pay I can barely move and have spent about a week’s salary in avoiding a hangover when a £3.99 kebab could have done the trick. Still, for the first bite of that Peking duck, momma mia – it’s easily worth it.

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2 Responses to “Guilty Pleasures: Drunk Chinese Food”

  1. KFC frequenter January 25, 2010 at 10:05 am #

    The problem with drunken Chinese – as you point out – is the cost. For those who don’t have money to throw away a late night visit to KFC is just as good. Even a bucket meal comes in at under a tenner these days!!!

    Either way, whatever you go for, if you are that drunk you will have a hangover anyway.

    • wouldliketoeat January 25, 2010 at 12:45 pm #

      KFC frequenter – you are so right! Although part of the pleasure, guilty as hell, of the drunk Chinese banquet is the sheer expense. The utter debauchery of it. There’s something amazing about spending a fortune on a meal you must likely won’t remember just a few hours later…

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