When you have been living in a city many years I guess it’s a bit like a marriage and you can get stuck in a rut, visiting the same places where you know what to expect. You still like it, love it even, but it can feel as though the thrill has gone. So discovering fresh places to haunt is the sexy underwear of city living.
Madrid and l celebrated our Silver Anniversary a few years ago- we’ve split up a few times; had a few trial separations, but I always come back because this is a city that always has something new up its sleeve.
Amazing Chinese restaurants arriving here was a game-changer food-wise, and my recent forays into the neighbourhood of Usera to Madrid’s Chinatown, seeking ever more authentic Chinese eats, is putting life back into this old marriage of mine.
Sabor Sichuan is the best I’ve found so far – it’s crazy good and very well-priced. Spice lovers should make a beeline for this place before it goes mainstream – the spicy cucumber salad and the Chinese aubergines are wonderful. Friendly and accommodating service too – they even vegetarian-ized a dish for me. Take your own wine and try the whole fish!