I was having a lovely week’s break in the seaside town of Blackpool not too long ago. Whilst I was strolling along the beach front, I came across this restaurant called Wok Inn. As the foodie I am I glanced at the menu and it looked intriguing to me. The menu has various Asian inspired dishes from countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan and more so I decided that during the week, I would have to try the restaurant. So the next day when searching for somewhere to eat I decided to dine here.
Food - 7.5/10
Ambiance - 8.5/10
Service - 8/10
Value for Money - 7.5/10
A fabulous Asian Fusion restaurant in the heart of Blackpool
Price Range : ££
Telephone: 01253 627368
Address: 118 The Promenade, Blackpool FY1 1RA
Nearest Tram Station: North Pier
Michael Wan’s Wok Inn had an expansive drinks menu with a multitude of alcoholic drinks; wines, spirits cocktails, beers and ciders. They also offered a considerable variety of non-alcoholic beverages as well; soft drinks, mocktails, coffees and teas. I was in the mood for tea with my meal so decided to go for Jasmine Green Tea. Despite such a vast drinks menu, unfortunately there were only two choices of tea, English breakfast and Jasmine Green Tea.
To start we ordered a Pumpkin and Carrot Cake and a portion of Salt and Chilli Duck’s tongue. The Pumpkin and Carrot Cake sounds like it would be a desert but not here! The dish was elegantly shaped as Carrots and were served with a Sweet Chilli Dip. Duck’s Tongue is a dish I have tried before at a Dim Sum spot but it was served cold and definitely not fried. Here, the Duck’s Tongue was coated in a delightful crispy coating with salt and chilli flavouring. This is a flavour I have often ordered when I get a chinese takeaway but never with squid or chicken opposed to Duck’s Tongue! It was tasty and a great start to the meal, however beware as Duck’s Tongues actually have a bone in them, which the waiter kindly warned me about before I tucked in.
For mains I ordered a Donburi, a dish I haven’t tried before. The Donburi is served with rice, topped with vegetables, a salted duck egg, salad, a sweet soy dressing and a choice of meat. I decided to go with the shredded beef, however you could choose Seafood, Duck, Rib-Eye Steak, Chicken and a vegetarian alternative of Tofu and vegetables that doesn’t come with the Duck Egg. The big bowl of rice was definitely filles me up and it was very tasty, definitely something I would order again. There were also a wide array of other choices such as Curries, Ramen, Fried Noodle Dishes, Bao Burgers and more but the Donburi was an excellent choice for me.
Overall I had a pleasant experience here. The food was good, and the service was fast and efficient. I did go on a random weekday at around 2pm though, so it wasn’t very busy. When entering the restaurant the interior will definitely catch your eye. Very colourful and vibrant it definitely makes for an exquisite atmosphere and ambiance. Even when visiting the toilet it was lively with an interesting “shrine” you will have to see for yourself! After the delicious food we were served the bill with a small piece of Rock Sweets with their logo on it. This was a cute touch to end the meal! I would definitely recommend coming here if in Blackpool for a slightly more unique asian food experience than most in the UK.