804. Guotie/Pot Stickers
Cardiff has had a few new restaurants open lately, and luckily a lot of these have given us some great cuisines which were really pretty under-represented here before. We have a new Brazilian churrascaria which I’m dying to try, a new Bubble Tea bar which I’ve heard is great, and then Double Super Happy, a new dim sum style diner. I’ve actually been twice since it opened - once for a dinner with friends, and once as part of a private party - and it was great both times. They have a super (double super?!) fun, neon, Japanese-style interior, and they have a great cocktail menu which can only be a huge plus for a restaurant as far as I’m concerned! I had one called K. L. Koolaid which was amazing - it tasted like a big glass of liquid cherry marzipan and I was in beverage heaven.
The food is dim sum, with flavours inspired by various Asian countries including Japan, China and Thailand. They range from the traditional pork buns and pot stickers through to more fusion dishes like Thai sweetcorn fritters and grilled aubergine with sambal. Everything was great and it would be hard for me to pick a favourite, though I particularly loved the vegetable dishes. If I were a vegetarian (yes if, I can hear you all laughing), this would be a great place to go as I wouldn’t have felt like I was missing out at all by only choosing the non-meat items.
The one dish I tried for the list was the pork and chive pot stickers. These were pretty good pot stickers, with one lovely crunchy fried side, and one lovely soft steamed side, and the pork filling was juicy with a subtle but totally yummy flavour.
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