Another birthday rolled round and we went alongside to Camellia to rejoice as it’s a agency favorite of the birthday woman – nicely all of us actually. We have been coming right here for years and all the time come away glad with the standard and worth of the meals on supply.
It is an unpretentious place with a superb, though not too in depth, vary of Cantonese fashion meals and I’ve to say a few us have our favourites – in order that they have been the primary chosen – Satay Seafood and Chilli King Prawns; then we opted for Lemon Chicken and Ginger Scallops. With rice that was sufficient for us.
Satay seafood included squid, prawns, fish and scallops in an fragrant and sticky peanut based mostly sauce, and a lift from some zingy chilli. All the seafood elements have been– agency to the chew, nothing overcooked right here, and the greens additionally confirmed the talent of the kitchen – crisp, retaining all of their flavour, and mixing to a superb dish of Chinese type satay.
The Camellia is well-known for its Lemon Chicken – with clients travelling fairly lengthy distances to both eat in or have it as a takeaway – and the meal served as much as us justified its fame. The hen was crispy skinned, tender and moist inside and coated in a most scrumptious sauce, lemony, candy, sharp, by levels and all melding right into a splendid dish. Not a lot left on the plate!
The Chilli prawns got here as a very good variety of shelled king prawns, and as is all the time the case right here, cooked good – I discover that prawns cooked nicely have virtually a squeak as you chew into the flesh, candy, tender, juicy – and that is what you get on the Camellia. Scattered dried chilli flakes present a pleasing chilli buzz – and you may order the dish with as a lot or as little as you want – however nothing overpowers the flavours of the seafood which shines via because it ought to. This was one other properly executed dish.
The scallops all the time impress and as soon as once more was one other excellent instance of the talent the kitchen reveals in its seafood manufacturing. The scallops, an excellent variety of them, have been tender, juicy and scrumptious, however retaining firmness that each one too typically is lacking with scallops which may simply be overcooked. The ginger sauce was a implausible accompaniment the molluscs, clinging to the flesh and bringing a clear, refreshing carry to the entire dish.
One once more we had a really fulfilling meal at Camellia – by the best way they’re BYO – and I’m positive we shall be again earlier than one other yr rolls by.