Eating Out: Nothing tricky about Ricky’s

Rickys Cantonese restaurant in Bolton-le-Sands.
Rickys Cantonese restaurant in Bolton-le-Sands.

Behind the facade of what appears to be a detached house in the middle of suburbia is a super Chinese restaurant.

Ricky’s Cantonese restaurant was filling up even at 6pm when we arrived for an early meal.

After perusing the extensive menu, my partner and I opted for the Imperial Banquet at a cost of £25 per person.

We arrived at our table to be confronted by Ricky’s Imperial Hors D’oeuvres ready and waiting for us in lightning quick time.

There were prawn toasts, prawn tempura, spring rolls and barbecue spare ribs, all on a bed of crispy seaweed.

The ribs were meaty and tasty with just a hint of spice.

The prawn toasts and prawn tempura were light, crispy and full of flavour and juicy prawns - heavenly.

Then it was time for soup. I opted for the chicken and sweetcorn and my partner went for won ton soup.

My soup had plump morsels of chicken and sweetcorn in a thick and flavoursome broth.

My partner’s won ton soup had juicy parcels of prawn and pork which melted in the mouth. The next course was duck on the bone, which was crispy, salty and tasty. Main course was squid in black bean sauce, char sui in garlic and chilli and Yung chow fried rice.

Although some of the seafood was undercooked, on the whole the food was delicious.

Ice cream and coffees finished off the meal perfectly. The meal was good value for money and served promptly.