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29-01-2005, 16:36   #1
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Went out for a Chinese fondue meal (I have to admit that until yesterday I thought fondue meant cheese or possibly chocolate ) yesterday with friends & had such a good meal I thought it was worth mentioning on here.

Jabu (formally Cafe Malibu) on London Road (just along from the noodle bar) has only been open about a month so it's not listed anywhere (that I could find) yet.

The food was excellent & the staff were very helpful (friendly too, speaking Chinese to one of our group who'd lived & worked in China) They took time to explain the menu (there's a fantastic selection of vegetables, meat & seafood) & cooking times.

Well worth a visit
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30-01-2005, 17:55   #2
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You haven't got a phone no have you? I fancy taking a gang down to try this?
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30-01-2005, 18:06   #3
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Yeah I have seent his place and though whats it like.

Can you let us know what you had and the prices etc etc

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30-01-2005, 18:36   #4
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I don't have a number ( I didn't book it ) but I'll do my best to find out.

Price depend on how many dishes you order - each dish varies in price from 1.50 (for veg etc) right through to £6 for fresh crab. I'd allow £20 per head if you want to eat yourself silly - less if your eyes aren't bigger than stomach

They don't have a license for alcohol so you'll need to bring your own.
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31-01-2005, 10:07   #5
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I read in exposed that there was a new chinese opening on London road owned by the people whoi own wasabisabi. Unforetunately I lost the magazine and I don't have anyomre details. Does anyone know if it is open yet, and what it is called, and better still, if it is any good?
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31-01-2005, 10:35   #6
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I haven't noticed any new restaurants on London Road since the Thai place that used to be Wabowskis (or whatever it was called) opened.
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31-01-2005, 11:09   #7
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the newest one i know on london road is the fondue and dumpling house that I think is about opposite the Cremorne but i haven't tried it.
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31-01-2005, 12:11   #8
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the newest one i know on london road is the fondue and dumpling house that I think is about opposite the Cremorne but i haven't tried it.
Ah, yes, that realy little place, that is new, I haven't been yet.
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31-01-2005, 12:54   #9
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That's Jabu - I started a thread about this here :

Jabu

Any chance of threads being merged?
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31-01-2005, 13:01   #10
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OK - the phone number is 0114 258 3200

& to answer your question about what we had Mikey there was a huge selection. We started with dumplings (although sharing a dish of those is probably a good idea as the portions are quite large)

For the fondue we had a selection of different meats (can't vouch for those as I don't eat meat but they went down well with the friends I was with), vegetables (like chinese root, water chestnuts, chinese spinach, funghi etc) tofu, bean curd , tiger prawns, mussels, crab. There was a much wider selection than this though.

All the food tasted very fresh & the staff were really helpful when it came to choosing what to have.
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31-01-2005, 13:02   #11
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That's Jabu - I started a thread about this here :

Jabu
Thanks. The article said that it was going to be quite upmarket and sort of contemporary modern - is this the same place then?
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31-01-2005, 16:15   #12
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ive been to jagu the chinse and dumping house. is really goo fun and different type of food. Not bad for price either. I wouldnt say it was upmarket though, like a cafe syle more than a resturant.
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31-01-2005, 16:17   #13
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hiya, ive been there too. Jagu is fab and fun for a meal. Its so different ive never had anything like it.
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31-01-2005, 16:21   #14
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31-01-2005, 16:23   #15
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Jagu is fab and fun for a meal. Its so different ive never had anything like it.
I'll change the name on my posts - in my defence I was told it was Jabu I didn't look that closely
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31-01-2005, 16:27   #16
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wouldnt say it was upmarket though, like a cafe syle more than a resturant.
You have a point but according to a friend who lived & worked in China for a year it's very authentic chinese food
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31-01-2005, 16:58   #17
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are the dumplings similar to the ones traditionally served with stew in English cooking?? Love those - in fact mouth is watering as i speak (type!)
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31-01-2005, 17:35   #19
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No - as far as I know they aren't made with suet They're traditional chinese ones ( boiled not fried) they have a filling (veg or meat)

They're a bit like the ones you get in wonton soup I'd say but bigger & not in the soup

v yummy (my mouth is watering too now!)
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Thanks. The article said that it was going to be quite upmarket and sort of contemporary modern - is this the same place then?
The article was talking about a new chinese restaurant which will be called Mao, and opens in March - see City magazine for more info (Jan and Feb issue), and yes, it's the guys behind WasabiSabi.

Think The Pin Up Club residents will be playing at the launch party........

Can't wait.

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