A taste of the Orient
You might not think of a department store as the place to experience pan-Asian cuisine, but nestled in Debenhams on Oxford Street is the contemporary restaurant Chi Kitchen (p. 69), which is raising the bar with its seriously stylish and delicious food. Begin with a glass of bubbly from the Champagne bar before feasting on dishes influenced by Thai, Chinese, Malaysian, Japanese, Vietnamese and Korean cuisine. If you’re looking to impress, order the sashimi set to start and watch as your plate is cloaked in a cloud of dry ice. If you want to share, try the popcorn shrimp, roasted Wagyu beef puffs and dragon prawn tempura, or dive straight into stir-fried mains of char keow teow (flat Malaysian noodles) or rice vermicelli topped with vegetables and your choice of meat or seafood.