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“Eastern chunks”
Review of EAT

EAT
Ranked #930 of 3,508 Restaurants in Stockholm
Cuisines: Asian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Norrmalm
Description: LUNCH SERVERING & AFTERWORK EAT Market is a faster option serving delicacies from Asia. Here you can enjoy a tasty and easy lunch or have a break and relax with something to drink. Market will retain its name and concept. We will keep our quick lunches and good afterwork with Chinese food in the afternoons. Welcome!
Reviewed 20 June 2012

This restaurant in Stockholm's newest shopping mall has a blend of eastern and western cuisines. It's popular at lunch time when we visited. The environment is typically busy city, i.e. noisy and crowded. You can sit at a number of places, outside on a terrace (with a roof) is probably nicest in summer. We chose the bar. Service was friendly and rather quick.
So far so good. Now to what I didn't like. Our beef wok with rice on the bottom was served in one big bowl. This is ok if the pieces are of a manageable size. They were not. There were two very big pieces of meat that you had to put on a separate plate to cut into smaller pieces with the knife and fork that you had to fetch for this purpose. It tasted all right though. Price is fairly high but this is to be expected in this part of town (120 sek). This includes a small salad, even smaller pieces of bread and coffee.

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Thank Ugurd
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Reviewed 11 May 2012

I would not recommend this restaurant if you want to go and eat Asian food in Stockholm. I've been there for dinner and for lunch, and I was very disappointed both times. The head chef has brought in seven chefs from China to teach the Swedish team how to cook Chinese, but the result is still too Westernized food. I'll bet that if we had eaten their outspoken European dishes we would have been more satisfied.

The ambition of EAT is to "teach the Swedish people to eat Asian food the authentic way", referring to the concept of sharing the food with all the guests at the table. Fine. I like that. But, then I have to ask: why such small tables? It was so small (café table size) that they couldn't bring out all dishes at the same time, and had barely room for the dishes that the waiter wanted us to have for "starters". Didn't they know that bamboo steamers would crowd the table? So, instead of bringing in all the dishes at the same time, we had to split our dinner into two parts. And - when the first part was over according to the waiter, he cleared the table of EVERY dish - even those still waiting to be finished.

The service was attentive, but we found it confusing to the costumer. They have an army of waiters, and even though each and everyone of them were very attentive (we never had to wait to get attention), they were too many. They couldn't keep track of each other, resulting in us being asked the same questions three or four times, for example if we had ordered our drinks. Quite annoying the third time it happened.

Now - over to the food:

We had four kinds of dumplings and the dumpling skin was too thick, almost like an Italian ravioli. And speaking of which - one dumpling, however, was magically delicious: the mushroom and truffles dumpling. It was heavenly, but then again, it was the dumpling with European flavours. The others (chicken, spare ribs, duck) were had fillings too dry and were not suckulent at all.

The hot and sour soup was like an example of someone trying to make hot and sour soup for the first time. Too heavy on the vinegar, too hap-hastely-put-together vegetables and very, very salty. So was also the Sichuan roasted cod and the steamed Chinese broccoli had too much fish sauce-flavour.

The Sichuan roasted chicken had good flavours, was moist and crispy, but was too mellow, not feisty enough. Some sad Sichuan peppercorns were strewn over the plate - that was it. And yes, we could find trace amount of doubarjan too. The pieces of chicken were too big, so big it was impossible to eat them with chopsticks (cardinal misstake), so we had to rely on the Western utensils - fork and knife.

The desserts were good in flavour, but my bread-and-butter-pudding came out hot on the outside, and ice cold on the inside.

The lunch I had a couple of weeks later was noodles in duck broth and boiled chicken. Good flavour of the duck broth, but boring chicken. Clearly yesterdays leftovers turned into lunch.

Our check added up to 1 350 SEK (194 USD and 150 €), and given the service and food, and inconvenience with the crowded table, it was definitely not worth it.

Need good Chinese food in Stockholm? Go to Restaurant China on Ringvägen.

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Thank Miss_Fnord
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Reviewed 10 May 2012

You can either order French of Asian (dumplings etc).
Prices on higher end.
Very nice place, good wine choise and placed in MOOD that is definitely worth visiting.

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Thank Heroneya
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