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When it comes to Asian food, I like it two ways, traditional in a casual, family-friendly setting or traditional in a hole-in-the-wall type place with the exception of Yautcha Soho in London, a Michelin-star restaurant, which is traditional in a fine dining setting. So basically, I like Asian food as traditional as it gets. Eating fusion Asian food never excited me and after being disappointed so many times with this cuisine, I wasn’t expecting much from Ron Gastrobar Oriental.
Nonetheless, the Groupon deal was too good to pass up. I bought the four course dinner à la carte for four people for € 119.99 (about €30 each) and called up a couple of friends to go out with Mike and me.
Review of Ron Gastrobar Oriental
I won’t keep you in suspense about what we thought. We* all loved Ron Gastrobar Oriental especially because of the Groupon deal. With the €30/person deal, you each get:
- One dim sum plate
- Two main courses
- One dessert
We found the Groupon to be a great deal because all of the above would’ve normally been €46,50. With the Groupon, it’s only €30 a person.
Mike and I enjoyed the restaurant so much that we ended up buying the four-course dinner for two people for €59.99 and went back a second time.
*Might I add that both the friends we invited are also Asian-(American)? They too normally don’t like Asian fusion but really enjoyed Ron Gastrobar Oriental.
What to Order at Ron Gastrobar Oriental
Mike and I were really happy that the first time we went, we went with our Chinese-Canadian friend because he ordered the #14, which is crispy lamb heart with bonito and green asparagus. We would’ve never ordered this on our own and found it to be so delicious that we ordered it again when we went the second time.
Here’s what else you should definitely get:
- Dim Sum
- #1 Prawn ha kau
- #2 Wagyu beef siu mai with bone marrow (my fave / melt-in-your-mouth wowness)
- #14 Crispy lamb heart with bonito and green asparagus
- #18 Porkbelly with sweet sour sauce and green apple
- #21 Ron’s famous spare ribs without the bone
- #17 Thousand chilli fish (but choose any of the above first)
I also liked the chopped raw beef with chilli, tapioca and roasted pointed pepper, but found that the sauce didn’t add to the dish at all. If anything, it took away from it.
We did not like the Ma Ba Tofu with pork mince and duck egg, or it was just not what we were used to, and I personally didn’t care for the steamed siu mai with scallops.
Our server also recommended to come back another time without the Groupon deal and grab the whole seabass with pak choi and black vinegar for two so I definitely want to try that!
For the dessert, they all sound a bit crazy, especially the pork rind and chocolate one. Surprisingly, the flavors on the one work really well together. It’s kind of like chocolate covered bacon but better. If you go with a bunch of people, I suggest getting all the desserts and sharing them. They’re pretty fun!
The Service at Ron Gastrobar Oriental
The first time we went as a group, we sat upstairs and had fabulous service by one server who was really friendly and helpful without being overbearing.
The second time Mike and I went, we sat at the bar and was taken care of sporadically by 5-6 different people. Anytime we wanted a refill on a drink or even place our order, we had to chase someone as they sped by us. We also had to request for the chips and sides they give you before they serve your meal.
Nonetheless, as long as the food is good, we don’t fuss too much about service.
I hope this post helps you decide what to order at Ron Gastrobar Oriental. Make sure to grab the Groupon deal and enjoy some Asian fusion food today!
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