Shikumen is one of only five restaurants in London to be awarded Michelin’s Bib Gourmand for 2016. The Bib Gourmand, which recognises both good quality and value of food, is awarded to places officially considered to offer ‘good quality, good value cooking’.
We certainly like the sound of good quality food at good value prices, and it is a relief to know that the Bib Gourmand helps to rule out the the unfortunate restaurant visits where good quality food is met with disgraceful prices.
We think that Shikumen is top notch but it’s always great to know that other people agree with us.
Here are our favourite dishes from the menu:
Peking Duck (of course!)
Lobster the Baked with Chilli and Garlic
Jumbo Scallops with XO Sauce
Xiao Long Bao
Chicken Taro Puffs
Fried Dough Cheung Fun
Soft Shell Crab with Almond Butter Sauce (this *could* be our favourite dish on the a la carte menu)
Black Cod in Champagne Sauce
Stir-fried Prawns with Pumpkin and Salted Egg Yolk
Chicken Koushui Ji (there are plans to take this off the menu so try it soon!)
Braised Pork Belly served with Chinese Buns (mainly because of the amazing baos made in-house)
For dessert make sure you try the Ginger Tea with Sesame Balls. It’s amazing.
Want to try some of these dishes yourself? Book here: shikumen.co.uk/shepherds-bush/book
Congratulations to the front of house, Chefs, kitchen team and management at Shikumen who have all contributed to this brilliant recognition and also to L’Amorosa, Blixen, Taberna do Mercado and Dehesa who were also awarded the Bib.