Restore our faith in Chinese takeaway?!

Looking for recommendations of local Chinese (or Thai or Asian) takeaway options - had a very average one last night! Thanks in advance!

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We’re quite fussy about our Asian takeaways (my husband grew up in Asia) and LOVE Fortune Inn on Dartmouth road. Definitely the best Chinese we’ve had and inexpensive.

We are also completely obsessed at the moment with Saigon takeaway in Catford - amazing Vietnamese if that’s your thing. Just don’t forget to add the dressing they send with it all otherwise might be quite bland - they obviously can’t add this to the food or it would go soggy en-route.

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Amazing, thanks @Pea ! Will give those a try! How do you order Fortune? I’ve googled and can’t see a website. Are they on Deliveroo or just eat?

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Second this! Although they ditched us at the beginning of lockdown last year they have since reopened. Their last hygiene rating was 5 too.

Our alternative chinese is EE house on Lordship Lane which has a hygiene rating of 4.

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I used to love EE house, but I’ve stopped ordering from them. Our last 2 orders have taken nearly 2 hours to arrive! Foods great though.

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We also regularly use Fortune - very happy with their friendly service and food. Not sure they use Deliveroo etc? I think they are a bit old school- Ie keep a menu handy at home, phone in your order, they deliver, and we pay cash when it arrives. Usually about 40 minutes but they always give you an idea when you call.

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They are old school. Cash only, phone them up. Their menu is fairly standard so if you have a normal dish you order from a Chinese I’m sure they’ll have it.

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We tried to order from Fortune last night but there was a Voice message saying they are closed for the duration of this lockdown. Anyone ordered from there recently?

For Thai I would recommend Matoom on London Road opposite Sainsbury’s. You can order for collection or delivery.

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We’ve always quite liked Hibagon Sushi in Sydenham, and Matoom as recommended above.

Never had take-away from https://www.sushigardenrestaurants.com/ in Forest Hill, but we loved eating in there.

Appreciate that’s two Japanese and one Thai and no Chinese takeway though - am looking forward to those as would love to have some also!

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Tse was always a go to Chinese for us. We at there last year under the new owners and it was still good. Pricey though.

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Me too!!!

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Agree hibagon is good. Close by so would ring and collect, just feel bad the bento box uses so much plastic.
Highly recommend the Poke bowls from Sushi garden!! Whatever dressing/sauce they use is great. Was my treat after doing a library shift.
Notice now thinking about it that I never had a good Chinese locally!

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Sushi Garden has basically gotten me through lockdown and I’m fairly sure they now roll their eyes when my regular order comes in… but they also called me to apologise for having run out of something once, offering a really generous replacement at no extra cost, so they are my favourite local delivery option by far!

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Yep - sadly there’s a sign in the window, Fortune is closed for the duration of the national lockdown :frowning:

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Excuse my ignorance but I can’t understand how and why they wouldn’t operate during the lockdown…

Could it have something to do with Covid19 ? Under these restrictions people are asked to only leave home for limited reasons such as shopping, going to work, seeking medical assistance or avoiding domestic abuse.

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No because food takeaways and deliveries can still operate under Government guidelines. And I’d assume a hospitality service like this would very much depend on income at the moment. Unless they are taking advantage of the furlough system…

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Well we don’t know their circumstances, maybe they are high risk, maybe they don’t think it’s safe or financially viable for them and they are stopping or concentrating on something else, maybe they need to look after relatives elsewhere, maybe something else - who knows.

Hopefully they will be back in the not too distant future and can bounce back successfully in what is an incredibly difficult time for most local businesses.

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I recently discovered Jin Jiang in Deptford, but deliveries are available via Deliveroo to Honor Oak, not sure further south though. Their food is amazing and is my new go to Chinese.

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