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Four Asian ingredients you should invite into your kitchen

Give your cupboards an exotic upgrade with these unusual Asian ingredients and find out where to sample them in Chinatown London

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Sizzling ginger chicken stir-fry recipe

Find out how to cook this noisy but oh-so delicious Chinese sizzling ginger chicken stir-fry at home

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Where to visit in Chinatown this Easter for an eggscellent time

Eggs can be eaten a million and one ways in Chinatown, here’s 5 of the best and where to get them.

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Why The Light Lounge’s Heartbreaker will make you fall in love

Bitter, yet sweet, The Light Lounge’s Heartbreaker cocktail is a deliciously unlikely taste bud sensation

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Other countries, Western / international

Hittin’ the sweet spot

Why avocados are a mean, green, "sweet and savoury" cuisine machine and how to make a Southeast Asian avocado milkshake.

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Other countries, Indonesian, Malaysian, Thai, Vietnamese

The bubble that won’t burst

Hubble, bubble toil and trouble – why this Taiwanese drink is popping up all over the place.

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Chinese, Taiwan, Other countries, Japanese, Western / international


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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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How to make bird’s nest soup

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Ravishing Roast Peking Duck

Welcome a slice of authentic Chinese cuisine into your home with our drool-worthy roast Peking duck recipe.

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Chinese, Cantonese

News & Events

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Phabulous Pho! Le Hanoi offers customers a 20% discount

Chinatown London’s Le Hanoi are offering their customers a super cool 20% off food on weekdays in the daytime.

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We’re feeling hot, Hot Pot! New branch opens on Wardour Street

Chinatown’s Wardour Street welcomes Hot Pot, the stylish restaurant puts an upscale spin on its namesake dish with high end ingredients.

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Dumplings’ Legend x Time Out present exclusive menu offer

Dumplings’ Legend and Time Out have double-teamed to bring you an exclusive food and drink offer

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Lifestyle & Culture

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Chinatown gets Insta-ready for #MyLondonDish!

Discover what Chinatown’s best eateries recommends you snap for the Mayor of London’s #MyLondonDish social media campaign

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Instagrammer KS_Ate_Here, ate here. Chinatown, that is

Check out what mouthwatering morsels super Instagrammer KS_Ate_Here found when he visited Chinatown London

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Blogger extraordinaire, Food Feels, snaps some Chinatown magic moments

From bubble-waffles to bountiful dim sum, discover what culinary delights blogger Food Feels unearthed when he took a trip to Chinatown London.

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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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Qing Ming Festival : A time to honour ancestors

A time of joy and sadness, Qing Ming Festival celebrates the rebirth of spring whilst remembering deceased loved ones.

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5 romantic restaurants to dine at in Chinatown London this Valentine’s Day

Discover the best restaurants in Chinatown London for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner date.

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