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Food

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Five flipping great alternative places to spend Pancake Day in Chinatown

Chinatown London has plenty of quirky pancake alternatives to indulge in this Pancake Day

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Chinese

10 ways to eat Chicken in Chinatown

There are an infinite number of ways chicken is prepared and served in Chinatown, here’s ten must-eat dishes and where to sample them.

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Chinese, Beijing, Cantonese, Dongbei, Shandong, Shanghai, Sichuan, Vietnamese

The top 8 foods to celebrate Chinese New Year

Explore the tradition and symbolism behind these 8 foods and learn why they’re essentials at the Chinese New Year dinner table.

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Drinks

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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

Recipes

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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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Chinese

How to make bird’s nest soup

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Chinese

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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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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Bubblewrap waffles pop up in Chinatown London

Crispy, soft, warm and piled high with sweet toppings, Bubblewrap’s Hong Kong style egg waffle cones are set to take Chinatown by storm.

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Lifestyle & Culture

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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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Cantonese Cuisine: A Potted History

Discover the origins of one of the world’s most cherished cuisines: Cantonese.

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Ode to the Humble Chopstick

One of the oldest and simplest dining accouterments in the world, chopsticks are the Far East’s weapon of choice.

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Festivals

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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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London welcomes in Chinese New Year in style

Hordes of merrymakers turned out to celebrate Chinese New Year across Chinatown in London.

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Chinatown London wishes you a happy Chinese New Year!

How to be part of Chinatown London’s unmissable Chinese New Year celebrations in 2017

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