Next up in the Thame Hub review of the Best Thame Takeaway is Famous House. This is the second part of a four piece review of Thame’s Chinese takeaways. After a successful start last week at Sun Chinese takeaway, let’s find out what Famous House has to offer.
“One Chinese takeaway down, three to go, this week I’m visiting the Famous House in Thame, I’ve heard good things from this reasonably new establishment so let’s see if the food is as famous as their name suggests.
Once again to keep the review consistent i will be reviewing:
- Sweet and Sour Chicken with egg fried rice
- Beef Chow Mein
- Prawn Toast
- Chicken Satay Sticks
- Prawn Crackers
Ordering at a similar time as last week 7.30, slap bang in the middle of prime takeaway time. I wondered if Famous House could replicate the Sun’s speediness last week. I placed my order and was told a 25 minute wait for my food. Slightly longer than last week but hey ho, that sort of wait is expected at this time. Famous House was also slightly more expensive than the Sun, coming in at £26.90 compared to the Sun’s £25.45 – not a massive difference.
As I entered the Famous House, the first thing i noticed was the 5 star food hygiene rating and the overall feel of the place was very modern and clean. However as I let the staff know i was there to collect my order I was disappointed to find out it would be a further 10 minutes to wait. So I sat down on one of the many chairs to wait for my order…
So first up, the sides, and the chicken satay sticks. There were four sticks for me to feast on and unfortunately not as much satay sauce as I’d of hoped for. The chicken felt slightly dry and a little bit rubbery for my liking. Not as good as Sun’s that’s for sure.
Next up was the prawn toast, once again only four pieces in my Chinese tub. However, it was succulent and the prawns tasted of significantly good quality with a good proportion of bread to prawns. If only there were more! (Maybe I am just greedy!)
Now to the mains!
Sweet and sour chicken with egg fried rice. The first thing I noticed was the excellent portion size, there was enough chicken to feed three. A big thumbs up from me. The dish however was slightly let down by the sauce, or lack of, as there wasn’t enough to cover the chicken let alone the accompanying egg fried rice. It also tasted quite vinegary – some people may prefer that, but I personally don’t like vinegar!
The beef chow mein was next up, and once again there was plenty of beef to go with the noodles. This time the soy sauce was perfect. Not enough to make the dish soggy and just enough to make sure it wasn’t dry – so I would say this was better than Sun’s version.
Overall I was slightly disappointed with my Chinese takeaway this week. It started off badly when I had to wait a further ten minutes than I was originally told. The mains were good portion sizes and the prawn toast was excellent, but I just didn’t feel this Chinese was value for money compared to the Sun and overall the meal was better last week, than this.
Let’s see if Harvest Moon can stake their claim for the best Chinese spot next week.”
Read our previous review on Thame’s best takeaway below:
Thame’s Best Takeaway – Chinese – Round 1 – Sun, Chinese Food – www.thamehub.co.uk/thames-best-takeaway-chinese-round-1-sun-chinese-food/