Hidden behind a Chinese gate, one can find probably the best Chinese Restaurant in the whole of London and surroundings. Worthwile to visit even to make an extra trip. It is a Chinese secret, always busy and frequently visited by the Chinese owners of restaurants in China Town of London, who meet with collegues, take a dinner and do their shoppings in the huge chinese supermarket. The menu is outstanding from sharkfin soup to the famous roasted duck or the famous Peking duck served with pancakes, spring onions and the right plum-sauce, no bones, just close your eyes and enjoy. All day round they serve dum-sin, small steamed bites in hundred different types from Ha-Kaw with prawns to steamed small custard puddings. What can one say, just go there and enjoy. After your copius meal visit the asian supermarket where you can find all ingredients for your home made asian meal next day from China to Malasia to Japan. When there just try a pandan-cake a special green cake from Indonesia made with Pandan leaves a very special taste or do you fancy life lobsters, crabs, oysters or fish? Or bring home a Durian the extravagant smelling fruit of Asia, so bad smelling even not allowed to carry in handlugge on a plane, you love it or you hate it. They have it all, just enjoy. By the way the supermarket sells mainly to the chinese community, fresh and cheap. Bought too many items? the chinese porters are happy to help you delivering the trolly to your car. Excellent service.
This place is the regulars shoppers drop off after doing the win yip walk around. It has always been busy most time we go there and it can be the fastest in the way get the food to you. There is plenty of tea which can sometime be not the best but there is other choices. The duck is very good and the dim sum can be very delicious and we see ourselves just wanting to eat more more. If you like Chinese food with all the chatter of happy customers and families enjoying the food go there..
The following is from wingyip.com
Located on Purley Way in Croydon, the entrance to the 4.3 acre site is marked by a Chinese Arch which won the Croydon Design Award following its erection. The green glazed tiles were hand-made in China.
Free car parking is available for customers.
Our Croydon store offers both familiar and exotic foods with friendly guidance as part of the service. A fresh fish counter and cooked dishes counter add to the range.
The Wing Yip Business Centre at Croydon also boasts two popular dining venues, the Tai Tung Chinese Restaurant and the Happy Inn Oriental Buffet Restaurant.
Wing Yip (a Supermarket)
544 Purley Way
Tel: 020 8688 4880
Fax: 020 8688 8786
Normal Opening Hours:Monday to Saturday:
9.30am - 7.00pm
11.30am - 5.30pm
Apart from the name address and opening hours,in this comment above, which have been copied from Wing Yip web site, wingyip.com and the fact that the restaurant is a separately owned business called Tai Tung, the other information about Wing Yip under Win Yip, on qype is correct - ie it is all wrong!
The name of the restaurant reviewed under Win Yip, should be changed to Tai Tung. The supermarket listed under Win Yip should be changed to Wing Yip, which is already on qype!
Absolutley fantastic restaurant with the highest quality food! I would eat dim-sum every day here if i could afford to! Love the supermarket too - I could spend hours mooching around every week, My whole Kitchen has been Win-Yipped!
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