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Get the true taste of chicken at Mister Wok

I have been to Mister Wok before, and I did not think it was particularly delightful. I wrote about it and I think they read my review because I ate there on Sunday and the food was really good.

Mister Wok on a Sunday night is not ridiculously full like the rest of Capital Centre (i.e. the food court) – I am not sure whether that is a testament to its prices or food. Either way, we easily found somewhere to sit and ordered drinks.

One convenient thing about Mister Wok is that after you order the food, if you are feeling like a little tipple, you can order one from Zebra (the bar directly across the restaurant), and the restaurant doesn’t mind.

Works well for those who do not feel inspired to try their juices which are quite nice. I like the mixed berry juice and the pineapple mint, though I suspect is has sugar added to it. The passion juice is also quite tasty.

The last time I ate at Mister Wok, I thought the portions were small and so I decided to over-order this time. We were five people with seven dishes before us.

We started off with the vegetable spring rolls, which I think are a much better deal than the chicken spring rolls which only have a sliver of chicken ensconced in the cabbage.

Next on our menu was sweet and sour chicken, lemon chicken, chicken with mushrooms, egg-fried rice, vegetable rice, chicken fried rice, chicken noodles and Shanghai vegetable stir fry.

The lemon chicken and the sweet and sour chicken were delicious, and I am always a sucker for chicken chow mein done right.

The service was friendly and quite quick though after we finished the meal it took them about 20 minutes to clear and wipe the table.

For dessert I decided to have ice cream. I got a healthy portion in a very pretty bowl. However, it was disappointing; clearly store-bought and far too sweet. I also sipped a friend’s Chinese tea, which was not to my taste but I’m sure champions of herbal remedies and healthy living would enjoy it.

A dish on average is Sh700. We spent about Sh7,500 on our meal.

A beer from Zebra is Sh220 and the juices go for about Sh250.

In other news…who is looking forward to the Nairobi Restaurant Week? I am.

I hear Brew Bistro, apart from participating at this event, is also the only African restaurant taking part in the World Gourmet Society Food Festival which will run from January 29 through to February 20.

The Nairobi Restaurant Week offers menus from Sh1,250 to Sh1,750 per person per meal at 50 restaurants all over Nairobi, including Café Villa Rosa at Kempinski, Pablos at Best Western and Thai Chi at the Stanley.

The World Gourmet Food Festival at Brew Bistro will be pricier — Sh3,900 to be exact, and Sh5,900 with wine pairings.

Which one do you fancy?