Pekin Palace Chinese Restaurant -Torviscus, Tenerife

To be honest I wouldn’t normally head for a buffet style menu, as I tend to think the food can sit around for hours so not always fresh. Nevertheless, we were meeting friends for a meal and after tossing various ideas backwards and forwards, they threw in Pekin Palace.

Now when we first moved to the island Jim and I went to the restaurant quite a lot, but it must be at least 5 years since our last visit. I don’t know why we stopped eating there because we always liked the restaurant, so it was probably because parking in the area can be horrendous.

The décor is not your usual Asian inspired red swinging lanterns and gold tassels, but crisp white tablecloths and lots of white paint making the restaurant feel light, bright, and airy.

The food is brilliant. There is a wide variety of starters including soups, fresh mussels, huge prawns, and sushi made while you watch. I love Peking duck with all the trimmings, you just ask the waiter to bring to your table all you need for hot crispy duck pancakes. It was so good we ordered more and this was no problem out came another huge helping.

Mains are all the usual favourites including Beef or Chicken in black bean sauce, sweet and sour chicken, pork with bamboo shoots and peppers, spare ribs, chow mein and a choice of rice.  The list as you can see from the number of hot plates below is extensive.

There is a variety of sweets to suit all tastes from fried banana to lemon mousse and a good range of ice cream flavours. New food is constantly coming from the kitchens and you just keep helping yourself as many times as you wish.

The staff are warm and friendly and quite honestly, it is superb value at €8.50 a head.

For all lovers of Chinese food just try it. I don’t think you will be disappointed

You can find the restaurant opposite the Hotel La Niña, and below the Hotel Santa Maria in Torviscas.

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