I’ve been wanting to blog about Four Seasons and their roast duck for so long that you wouldn’t even believe me if I told you. I’ve been wanting to blog about them since before I even had a food blog (which is a little bit like before my life began really, isn’t it?) and in fact, they were one of the reasons for me starting a food blog, because I wanted to share all the awesomeness with every body.
What’s been the hold up? Well. The thing is. Every time we go to Four Seasons, we order the same thing. Roast duck. And I’ve been waiting ever so patiently all this time to “collect” more photos so I could share a little bit more of their menu… but sadly, I don’t even know what’s on the rest of the menu because I never even look. Ever.
We always order the same old thing. Roast duck, gai lan (Chinese broccoli) in oyster sauce and some starter (usually prawn toast, sometimes dumplings). And we always always love what we get (ok the starter not so much but the duck and veg, always).
Well last night, everything changed. I went with a girl friend and no surprises, we ordered roast duck. But OMG we also ordered a sizzling bean curd hot pot so I was like done. Deal. I have one different photo now, I am so doing this post so help me god. YEAH.
So here we go with my Four Seasons post! It’s gonna be a teeny tiny little post because like I said, I know nothing about Four Seasons except that they know how to make good roast duck. Don’t test me, I’ve been to Gold Mine, where an ex-Four Seasons chef is rumoured to be wielding his roasting powers. But no, it’s not quite the same.
Now, here’s the low down on Four Seasons:
- It’s a dodgy little Chinese joint, not a five star hotel.
- There’s one at Queensway and one at Chinatown. You’ll find me at the Chinatown branch.
- They serve half duck or whole duck…
- With or without bone at the same price.
- People get take out from there all the time, sometimes to take overseas (no joke the duck is that good)…
- So it’s rumoured (I haven’t seen this) that they have a “special container” to pack duck for overseas travel!
- Wow that’s hardcore!
- There’s always a queue at Four Seasons…
- And you can totally make a booking but you still have to queue (beats me).
- They work on turning the tables over so when you receive your main, expect to also receive your oranges and bill…
- But with your bill they also give you kool mints, which I love.
- Customer service? There is none, but who cares.
So there you have it! Four Seasons 101. I have nothing else to say except, go forth and eat duck. And hey, if anyone ever needs a duck buddy… anyone? Anyone? Bueller…???
12 Gerrard St
Chinatown, W1D 5PR
0207 494 0870