China Club – Radisson Blu, Deira Creek

Private dining area surrounded by stories of great China
Private dining area surrounded by stories of great China
Me with Deep fried crumbed prawns - Dhs 78
Me with Deep fried crumbed prawns – Dhs 78

Hey I finally make it to a Chinese restaurant. I think this is my first post on Chinese food. Some of you have also been insisting me to visit these restaurants. So here I am at China Club located in Radisson Blu at Deira Creek. Did you know that this hotel which China club is located was the FIRST five start hotel in Dubai! Refer to the picture below:

Inauguration of the first five star hotel in Dubai - Radisson Blu
Inauguration of the first five star hotel in Dubai in 1975 – Radisson Blu
pickled cabbage and roasted peanuts
pickled cabbage and roasted peanuts
Love the lights on their ceiling
Love the lights on their ceiling
China club dining seats
China club dining seats

Those lights and those lovely long neck maroon cushioned seats, walls covered by beautiful wallpapers make china club restaurant good looking. The seats have a tall fence so you get your own privacy and you don’t end up eating watching your neighbors :p I love their private dining area too. Very elegant and lot of frames talking about the Chinese tradition(worth a look in there). Once you are seated they bring in some warm towels for you.

Mocktails - Dhs 30 - From left: Strawberry and friends, fruitpunch and virgin colada
Mocktails – Dhs 30 – From left: Strawberry and friends, fruitpunch and virgin colada

For the drinks we had the following:

Strawberry and friends – Fresh strawberries with orange juice, pineapple, lemon juice, grenadine, strawberry syrup.
Virgin Colada – Blend of Coconut cream and pineapple.
Fruit Punch – Combination of four kinds of juices: Orange, pineapple, cranberry , peach and grenadine.

My drink was virgin colada and it was the first time I had coconut cream in my drink. It was different and enjoyed it thoroughly. The velvet chicken sweet corn soup was good as expected.

velvet chicken and sweet corn soup - Dhs 38
velvet chicken and sweet corn soup – Dhs 38
Vegetable spring rolls - Dhs 32
Vegetable spring rolls – Dhs 32
Crispy fried seafood spring roll - Dhs 42
Crispy fried seafood spring roll – Dhs 42

Yum! I love their spring rolls especially those vegetable ones. Just can’t have enough of them. Thin covering, crispy and loaded with vegetables. Some of those fried items which you don’t mind eating a little extra even if it can kill you.

steamed chicken dumplings - Dhs 42
steamed chicken dumplings – Dhs 42
superior siew mai with crab roe - Dhs 36
superior siew mai with crab roe – Dhs 36
china club 'har gau' crystal shrimp dumplings - Dhs 42
china club ‘har gau’ crystal shrimp dumplings – Dhs 42

Then came raining dim sums. I loved the superior siew mai crab roe the most. In china club everything is made from scratch when you make an order. So expect them fresh but you need to be patient cause when they make from ground zero then it’s going to take some time. So whatever we ordered there was a waiting period for each of them. I was happy because I got enough time to take photos, talk about the food, eat them slowly but when you have kids it could be a different story 😉

Noodles with vegetables - Dhs 43
Noodles with vegetables – Dhs 43
Black pepper beef fillet - Dhs 85
Black pepper beef fillet – Dhs 85
steamed black cod with supreme soya and spring onion - Dhs 130
steamed black cod with supreme soya and spring onion – Dhs 130

The pepper beef fillet was awesome, no doubt on that one. My maincourse was the fish – black cod and loved it. Its that sauce on which that fish is floating makes it taste special. When it comes to seafood i think China club knows how to handle it well. If I had visited this restaurant in the afternoon I could have taken much better photos for you since they had windows where some good sunlight can fall in for better lighting. Their big glass windows face the Deira creek.

china club chilled mango pudding with fresh strawberries - Dhs 32
china club chilled mango pudding with fresh strawberries – Dhs 32
Chilled coconut cream and sago pearls - Dhs 30
Chilled coconut cream and sago pearls – Dhs 30

The dessert – chilled coconut cream and sago pearls stole the show. I generally love desserts with milk and this is somewhere close to it. Some people enjoy the mango mousse more. I was actually recommended to try their mango mousse but I kind of liked this one better.

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