Anyway finally we arrived with starving tummies and we quickly ordered. We'd been warned portions were big. Noah ordered soup as he wasn't too well and didn't have much of an appetite. Ling asked for a chicken salad, I went for a spaghetti in tomato sauce with prawns and Steve went for the old favourite - carbonara. Well the portions were humungous! Mountains of pasta and the chicken salad must have had a whole chicken in it!
So the quantity was there but what about quality. It was a little more than acceptable; not out of this world but excellent value. The pasta was cooked nicely with the right amount of bite not the soggy mush it can be. Sauce ratio was good so it wasn't too sloppy or dry. I'm sure there's better quality out there but I also know there can be much worse so this was a decent lunch. Service was attentive but not overly so and they seemed ok about Ling and Noah sitting there waiting 30 minutes for us! I think in some Chinese places where the food is cheap and they like to get people in and out quickly our tardiness could have been a problem so nice of them to be accommodating. Our share of the food came to $50 which included a bottle of wine ie £30 so the value is there.
After a quick walk round some of the shops in Camberwell we came to an ice cream stall called Trampoline. It's a chain and there's one near us in Southbank but we've never tried. Steve and I shared a tub with three flavours: hokey pokey which is honeycomb bits in butterscotch, lamington which is coconut, choc chip and raspberries and a white chocolate and berries. I really enjoyed the ice cream as it wasn't overly sweet unlike Ben and Jerry's.