Wasabi king prawns – Jun Ming Xuan

Wasabi king prawns - Jun Ming Xuan
Deep fried prawns in wasabi mayonnaise sauce. £15.80
Jun Ming Xuan Chinese Restaurant, London ENGLAND

I liked that the wasabi-mayo wasn’t too strong and overpowering. The prawns were quite large and filling especially with the heavy sauce.

"Young Dancer" bronze statue, Enzo Plazzotta, Broad Street, Covent Garden

“Young Dancer” bronze statue, Enzo Plazzotta, Broad Street, Covent Garden. It’s fitting that this statue sits across the street from the Royal Opera House, the home of the Royal Ballet!

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Chicken lettuce wrap – Jun Ming Xuan

Chicken lettuce wrap - Jun Ming Xuan
Chopped chicken with corn, carrot, peas, celery and crispy noodles served with lettuce cups. £7.80
Jun Ming Xuan Chinese Restaurant, London ENGLAND

Chicken lettuce wrap - Jun Ming Xuan
A delicious bite topped with hoisin sauce. This dish tasted fresh and bright, and I appreciated the similarly sized cuts of all the ingredients in the chicken filling. Mmm!

K2 red telephone boxes, Broad Street, Covent Garden
K2 red telephone boxes, Broad Street, Covent Garden. These iconic telephone kiosks designed by Gilbert Scott are SO cute! I think it’s standard for any tourist of London to have their photo taken inside one of these British telephone booths.

Spicy mixed seafood and tofu claypot – Jun Ming Xuan

Spicy mixed seafood and tofu claypot - Jun Ming Xuan
Calamari, shrimp, scallop, white fish, fried tofu, mushroom, cabbage, chilies, green onions. £12.80
Jun Ming Xuan Chinese Restaurant, London ENGLAND

This was pretty good and there was plenty of it! I liked that they used fried tofu instead of fresh tofu because I prefer the texture. There was also a nice helping of seafood in there. I just wish the dish was a little spicier!

Tower of London, Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress
Tower of London, Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress. Home to the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom, this historic castle is a very popular tourist attraction. We didn’t want to wait in line and, instead, opted to be outside to enjoy the much welcomed sun that day. I’m not crazy about the weird lion statues they installed in front of the fortress. They look out of place.

Fried shrimp chips – Jun Ming Xuan

Fried shrimp chips - Jun Ming Xuan
Prawn flavored crackers for the table. Complimentary
Jun Ming Xuan Chinese Restaurant, London ENGLAND

Also called krupuk, these crispy airy chips are addicting! I love the subtle shrimp flavor and the melt-in-your-mouth texture. I’ve never fried these myself at home, but I think I’d prefer to save the time and energy and buy them premade!

The Monument to the Great Fire of London

The Monument to the Great Fire of London. We walked up the 311 steps of this Roman Doric column that commemorates the Great Fire of 1666 located in the financial area of London. It’s the tallest isolated stone column in the world and the panoramic views from the top are pretty amazing!

Pork ribs in Mandarin sauce – Jun Ming Xuan

Pork ribs in Mandarin sauce - Jun Ming Xuan
Fried pork spareribs in a tangy sweet sauce. £5.80
Jun Ming Xuan Chinese Restaurant, London ENGLAND

Mmm, these were really good! I loved the flavor of the Mandarin sauce and its sticky consistency. I’m a sucker for ribs, noms!

Buckingham Palace during Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace during Changing of the Guard. Wow, this place is an absolute madhouse during this ceremony and unless your next to the inner fence you really can’t see much! I would say it’s kinda cool, but I wouldn’t waste my time waiting on future visits.