The Phoenix is a superior Chinese restaurant in Histon where we live. It's where I like to go for special occasions. Virginia and I did make the mistake of going there once for Valentine's Night and found ourselves sitting in a typing pool of tables, where we couldn't but hear the drunks at the next table. Usually it's a pleasant experience.
We often go for a set menu, partly it's cheaper, partly
it saves mental effort! I to be different order the
hot and sour soup (rather than the delicious chicken
and sweetcorn) and then suffer how hot and spicy it is.
The heart of the meal for me is the crispy fried duck,
making the pancakes with plum sauce and bamboo shoots
and the duck. Yum yum yum.
For afters I go for the Peking pancakes. The final bill
is a tidy amount, but eating at the Phoenix is a special
experience to me.