China Crown, one of the best ambassadors of the ancient east, is presented as a restaurant where you can find the excellence of the imperial kitchen and follow the classic expression “lujo asiático” (asian luxury), a refinement that is worthy of emperors, down to it’s smallest details.
Showing the walth and majesty of Chinese civilization, the beauty of China Crown is found in every corner of the restaurant: the the hand painted tableware in China, in a beautifully designed cutlery with the restaurants logo on every peace of silverware, in the decoration and the presentation of all the plates. The best part of this cozy space is that it was the first commission made by Gaudi in Eixample and where he applied the ingenious technique without using a nail; the most unbelievable part was that the whole set was perfectly conserved and considered up to today a historic building.
China Crown’s cuisine is based on the traditional kitchen with plates that are exclusively chosen from Shanghai, a big and modern metropolis which merges all the great gastronomy. This is how China Crown claims their originality; with their original recipes and how they have changed the classicism of Chinese cuisine westernizing their most typical dishes without losing their authentic essence.
China Crown’s philosophy is work to offer excellence in every presentation to give each client an authentic gastronomic experience, not just to enjoy high quality plates, but to enjoy every bite with the eastern ceremonially and live the sensory experience that is worthy of the imperial court.
One of the most delicious choices on the menu is the consomé de pato, vegetable and setas chinas (chinese mushrooms) served with a bag stuffed with fried shiitake mushrooms.
The perfect starter is cajitas chinas where in each one of them you will find a delicious surprise like the chips de loto with mouse de foie, el bunuelo de cruel relleno de yuca and veal with hoisin sauce. There are also the rollito Chinese Crown stuffed with duck and guacamole sauce and shrimp or the Xiaolongbao rellenos.
Our palates are not used to some of the Asian flavors such as the King Dim Sum soup but the only things left is to try the shark fin soup with Sim Sum that is stuffed with crab, prawns, duck and ham.
To explain a few more of his culinary options, his star plate of the Chinese kitchen is the salteado con solomillo (sirloin) wagyu and red sauce, the Pato Imperial Beiging, a recreation of the classic pato laqueado, which consists of rolls with duck stuffed Chinese crep, the melón cantalup, cucumber and leek with salsa hoisin and piel del pato (skin of duck) laqueado and the corvina al vapor are three amazing options.
China crown also offers a menu full of very classic plates but elevated for the exquisite products and the techniques employed. It is made for new clients that are open to finding new flavors in this new asian kitchen in one of the best restaurants to do so, El China Crown, the quintessential part of oriental gastronomy.
Text: Maria Acero
Photography: Alba Obradors