Lost Heaven Silk Road

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758 Julu Lu

Lost Heaven Silk Road, the newest addition to the Lost Heaven Restaurant Group, is a big, sleek operation focusing on popular dishes found along the old trade route, but with a strong representation of specialities from Chinese cities including Urumqi, Dunhuang and Lanzhou.


We recommend starting with the Tang Wei Hu Bing (40-80RMB), described on the menu as ‘Western’ bread stuffed with ‘Chinese flavours’. What arrive are tasty, doughy pockets stuffed with pork, lettuce and coriander. They’re filling and full of flavour.


Elsewhere, the Persian chicken and pea croquettes (50RMB) plate small deep-fried balls skewered with colourful cocktail sticks. The croquettes themselves are dry without the fresh tomato sauce served on the side, but thankfully tastier when eaten with.


From the larger dishes, the oat noodles with lamb (78RMB) are hot, saucy and delicious, however the dense noodles make this more of a winter warmer than a summer-appropriate combination. Another offering that doesn’t quite hit the mark is the pomegranate chicken (68RMB), which dishes up battered chicken in a sweet and sour sauce with pomegranate seeds. It’s sweet and sticky, and feels like it’d be more at home in an American-Chinese restaurant than a Silk Road-themed one.


Cocktails – as per the other Lost Heaven branches – are good (though we’re left wishing there were more ‘original creations’ for this location), and the atmosphere is as well-judged as the other outlets in the group. In sum, Lost Heaven Silk Road looks set to be as popular as its counterparts (it’s already getting busy at weekends), offering an accessible array of dishes that somehow blend together to form a harmonious, if perhaps not the most authentic, meal.

Venue name: Lost Heaven Silk Road
Contact:
Opening hours: 11.30-2pm; 5.30-10pm daily.
Metro: Jingan Temple
English address: 758 Julu Lu, near Fumin Lu Jingan district
Chinese address: 巨鹿路758号,近富民路