Crazy Bear

I recently went out for dinner with my colleagues – given that we needed to cater for a couple of vegetarians, Asian food is a good bet and it’s proximity to our office made Crazy Bear a great choice.

We had their ten plate set menu – which runs as follows:

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Steamed Har Gau, Prawn, Shiitake, Chive and Carrot, Bamboo and Taro
The dimsum was great, the prawn being a complete standout – deliciously moist and with a great casing.

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Salmon and Avocado Tamaki
Sushi may not be their strong point – but the tamaki was very good. I’d have liked a little more salmon.

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Cotswold Chicken Satay
The chicken was moist and the sauce sticky – I like my satay with slightly more of a crust, but this was still really good.

Crispy Gressingham Duck Salad
This was delicious – I like duck in salads and their choice of leaves added a great textural contrast.

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Chargrilled Black Pepper Lamb Cutlets
The lamb was well cooked and the flavour of the pepper really came through.

Steamed Seabass Fillet
The fish was well cooked, if a little under seasoned.

Panang Beef Sirloin Curry
This was my favourite dish of the evening – good beef, nice sauce and well cooked.

Sides
Choi Sum
Stirfried Beansprouts
Jasmine Rice

Salted Butter Caramel with a Chocolate Sorbet
The caramel was very creamy and thick, while the chocolate sorbet was smooth and rich. Simple but effective.

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On the whole, the food was very good, service was prompt and the staff friendly. They have a good wine list with some outstanding wines. Hannah’s pick of a Californian Merlot was just phenomenal – rich and classy like the best Bordeaux.

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