St Albans Chinese does top chop suey

TOP notch chow mein has won a St Albans restaurant a place in this year’s Legacy of Taste competition.

Po Che in Wycombe Place in Marshalswick is one of hundreds of eateries across the country battling for the title of Britain’s favourite Chinese restaurant in a competition headed by TV chef Ching He Huang.

Po Che was the first Chinese food takeaway in St Albans to offer online ordering, and it is also noted for the diverse range of dishes it offers, including traditional chop suey and Peking and Cantonese specialities.

Po Che, which went online in 2001 and rates deep fried shredded beef with chilli as one of its most popular dishes, must do well in the public vote in order to become one of Ching’s four finalists in Tsingtao’s Legacy of Taste 2010 competition.

Ching said: “To have been nominated for the Legacy of Taste competition is a fantastic achievement for the restaurant and is a real testament to the efforts of the managers and staff in remaining faithful to the heritage of Chinese cooking.”

To vote for Po Che and to be automatically entered into a prize draw to win a trip for two to China, visit