I’m not particularly fond of Chinese food, so when my mum asked me to check out a new Chinese restaurant, I was more in it for the fine art of dinner conversation. But Fong Mei turned out to be one of my new favorite restaurants!
They serve harder to find specialties for the more adventurous. I once got chicken paws by mistake. So make sure they get your order right if you don’t like surprises! It’s nothing like the average Chinese restaurant in Antwerp. So Gault Millau had every reason to name them the best Chinese restaurant in Belgium. It’s very laid back, but they are friendly and helpful.
I like to have a good balance between fried or steamed and fish or meat. 3, 12, 15 and 26 are like winning the dim sum lottery, believe me. It will get you fried shrimp and beef ravioli’s with a ginger sauce on the side. Steamed meat dumplings and steamed crab & shrimp dim sum with chive.
I like to combine a main dish, like fried noodles & chicken, with some dim sums. They have a lovely Riesling to accompany all this. Though I think the house wine is also fine. But since the food is rather cheap, why not spend some money on a better bottle of wine?
They don’t have a lot to offer for dessert, but what they serve is really tasty and authentic. I usually go for the steamed cake or the rice balls with peanut stuffing.