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Food

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Top 5 Taiwanese dishes in Chinatown London

Where to get an authentic taste of Taipei in Chinatown London.

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What to order at Café TPT

A tiny eatery with an almighty menu, if you’re stuck for what to order at Café TPT in Chinatown, here’s our pick of their best dishes.

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Taiyaki: the sweetest fish you’ll ever eat

If you keep up to date with foodie news, you'll definitely have seen these fish-shaped treats getting a lot of love online recently. But taiyaki are by no means a new foodie trend, in fact their history spans over 100 years.

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Drinks

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Opium’s new cocktail menu is written in the stars

Look to your horoscope to discover which of Opium’s new Chinese zodiac cocktails you should sample.

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Xionghuang wine – a deadly Chinese custom

Would you drink a wine that’s been laced with arsenic? The Chinese do every Dragon Boat Festival…

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The best bars in Chinatown for summertime drinking

Head to one of these badass bars in Chinatown for a thirst-quenching summertime drink.

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Recipes

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Home-made pearl milk tea

How to make your own delicious bubble tea at home

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shredded pork stir-fry with yellow chives and oyster mushroom

Shredded pork stir-fry with yellow chives and oyster mushroom

Discover how to incorporate the Chinese yellow chive into your cooking with this simple stir-fry.

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News & Events

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Enjoy a taste of tapas in Chinatown as Tapas Brindisa arrives on Rupert Street

With delectable small plate dishes and an awe-inspiring, giant asador grill, Tapas Brindisa is the new go-to spot for sensational Spanish cuisine in Chinatown.

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Coming Soon to Chinatown – Asian burger joint extraordinaire, ICHIBUNS

From the folks behind Nobu and Busabi Eathai, ICHIBUNS is about to land in wow Chinatown with its filthily good Asian-inspired burgers.

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Where to go in Chinatown this Pride in London

If there’s one thing Chinatown knows what to do it’s how to throw a good party. Here’s where to catch the best of the action this Pride in London.

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Lifestyle & Culture

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5 Things You Never Knew You Could Do in Chinatown London

Chinatown London is full of surprises. Discover its hidden secrets here and learn how it offers far more than just fab food.

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How to navigate a Chinese supermarket

Head for these items next time you stop by

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A three-hour food tour of Chinatown

Let us be your tour guide to get the most out of Chinatown

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Festivals

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The most romantic things to do in Chinatown this Qixi

Want to woo your lover this Qixi? Here’s the best ways to steal their heart on Chinese Valentine’s Day in Chinatown London.

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ZongZi

Why do Chinese people eat zongzi during duanwujie? And what has this to do with Dragon Boats?

Want to get your hands on a zongzi during this year’s Dragon Boat Festival? Head down to SeeWoo Supermarket, New Loon Moon Supermarket, Wonderful Patisserie and many other places in Chinatown.

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Where to score your tea-fix in Chinatown this National Tea Day

From bubble tea to lovely loose-leaf, Chinatown is the home to teas galore and the best place to visit this National Tea Day.

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