Jiang Nan is a comparatively current addition to William Street taking the place of one other Asian restaurant in an space the place there appears to be excessive turnover of locations at occasions. Describing their delicacies as that of Southern China the menu is illustrated with photographs of the dishes to assist these unfamiliar with the type.
Unlicensed however BYO is welcome though don’t come alongside anticipating wine glasses – the best they might handle have been thick parfait or milkshake glasses – not fairly what we anticipated, however beggars can’t be choosers – lashing out on a couple of low cost glasses wouldn’t go astray.
Anyway to the meals – we started with a dish of shredded potato which was served draped over a picket rack with a light chilli and honey sauce to provide the potato a lift of flavour. It was an apparently introduced dish and the flavour and textural mixture was good – loved this one, though the little foil tray to catch the sauce was holed with the end result the sticky sauce oozed onto the desk – and a perfunctory wipe actually didn’t tackle the issue.
Secondly we ordered spicy lemon fish – a soup based mostly dish of tender chunks of fish in a transparent, lemony broth – not a lot chilli on this though it was listed as fairly spicy – nice all the identical, though if our rice had been delivered on the similar time it might have helped to mop up the broth – alas regardless of requests that supply was a while away. The fish was tender, and there was numerous it, the lemon flavours pronounced. Not dangerous.
And lastly, garlic prawns served with vermicelli noodles – once more a generously sized dish, the prawns retaining somewhat crunch to the chew and the noodles glassy and nicely cooked – as soon as once more nevertheless the promised spiciness was lacking. However it was a pleasing sufficient dish.
All in all of the meals was nice with out hitting any heights, good flavours regardless of lacking the promised spiciness, and good sized serves. The service might do with just a little increase – our rice delay being a working example, and the shortage of consideration to mopping up the sauce from the potato, and the seeming reluctance to ship extra paper napkins when requested. Worth a attempt.