Based for 21 years at the iconic Wing Yip Centre in Nechells, the restaurant has relocated to bustling Chinatown in the heart of the city and just a short stroll from the main railway station and shops.
Wing Wah has dropped the buffet menu that brought discerning diners flocking to its previous premises and now concentrates on dim sum and full a la carte. Its smartly-decorated ground-floor location boasts more than 120 covers and an open-plan dim sum kitchen so diners can watch a team of highly-skilled chefs painstakingly prepare the beautifully-crafted small dishes.
Chefs in a separate kitchen prepare a range of sumptuous la carte dishes.Below, there are private rooms, each separately themed and with different capacities, where customers can enjoy freshly-prepared food, drinks and karaoke.Above is the completely separate Ming Moon restaurant – in the same ownership – which offers a buffet service.
The whole building boasts an astonishing 700 covers. Wing Wah specialises in authentic, well-crafted Cantonese cuisine. As well as lesser known Chinese dishes popular with the Chinese community, you’ll find familiar names on the menu such as sweet and sour – but cooked to the highest and most exacting standards and un recognisable from the versions served at most Cantonese restaurants.
Wing Wah’s owner Kin Bong Lam, a highly-skilled chef, says the restaurant is going back to its root.
“When we opened 21 years ago, we specialised in dim sum and a la carte and launched the buffet menu only later. “Our exciting move to our new premises allows us to return to our first passion – letting our highly-talented chefs create wonderful dim sum and a la carte dishes using the finest ingredients. “Cantonese food is well-known, but Wing Wah’s kitchens offer a truly authentic and scrumptious experience.”
These are early days at the new premises, with Dorian promises further major changes to cement Wing Wah’s position as the region’s premier Cantonese restaurant.
Wing Wah8 Wrottesley Street, Birmingham B5 4RT. 0121 622 5588.http://www.wingwah.net