An impromptu evening out with Child #1 took us to Slim’s Pork Chop Express on Seel Street.
The bar is downstairs and there’s a few tables here but the main part of the restaurant and the kitchen are upstairs. The whole restaurant is cosy and casual.
The loo is downstairs too, very clean and large enough for a wheelchair.
As is the trend, we’re looking at a bare brick décor on some of the walls, for all its being used in a lot of places I really like it. There are fab posters from the 80’s movie, ‘Big Trouble in Little China’ adorning the walls that today’s youth may well deem vintage.
The menu, which came on a clip board, wasn’t huge but definitely intriguing. The food seems to blend American and Chinese cuisine which leads to some very interesting combinations.
Our waitress was an absolute gem, both friendly and helpful.
We settled for;
‘Lo Pan Banquet; A tribute to the green eyed girl loving tyrant;
Philly cheese steak spring rolls, Salt and pepper ribs, char sui bun, sui mai and homemade sauces
Lo Pan Fries; Deep fried salt and pepper siu mai, curry sauce, spring onions, chilli, topped with homemade char sui and sriracha’.
Lo Pan is the sorcerer in ‘Big Trouble in Little China’ and he wants to rule the universe but in order to do this he needs to regain his flesh – get it now? No, me neither but the banquet and fries were delish!
The portion sizes were good, plenty for the two of us to share. The spring rolls were a revelation. Crispy Chinese spring roll stuffed with Philly cheese steak, what a combination. The ribs were good, meat tender and tasty with very little fat. The fries were something else. I don’t think I’ve had such a strange combination all together in one dish. Salt and paper fries with curry sauce, OK not what you’d usually put together but working well, then add homemade sui mai along with spring onions and chilli’s – which by the way were hot enough to blow your socks off!
We arrived hungry and left overly satisfied but couldn’t finish the whole meal which was quite sad as we really would have liked to. The final smile came when the bill arrived in a DVD case with, yes you’ve guessed, Big Trouble in Little China cover.
Friday and Saturday nights from 10pm they run their Late Night BBQ Club which includes their popular ‘Crayfish Broil’. Sundays is an offering of a traditional Sunday roast and claim theirs is the best in the city – a gauntlet challenge that must be accepted at some point soon!
85 Seel St, Liverpool L1 4BB