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Chinatown goes global with these international restaurants

Vietnamese. Malaysian. Even Mediterranean! Chinatown London has a super-global outlook when it comes to international cuisine.

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Say hello to The ShanState’s new menu

From warming noodle soups to imaginative sweet desserts, discover what sumptuous Burmese culinary treats The ShanState have instore on their delicious new menu.

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What to order at ICHIBUNS

With its Japanese take on American diner classics, ICHIBUNS has sure made a splash in Chinatown London. Here’s its menu highlights.

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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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Recipe: Sweet Lotus root slices stuffed with sticky rice

Healthy, tasty and lovely to look at, the lotus root is one hero ingredient. Cook this simple recipe featuring lotus root stuffed with sticky rice.

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RECIPE: Marvellous mooncakes

Filled with a sweet surprise, mooncakes are one of China’s most beloved treats for Autumn Festival. Discover how to cook this iconic Chinese bake with our recipe.

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RECIPE: Chicken & pork pot-sticker dumpling

Part steamed, part fried these delicious pot-sticker dumplings are both smooth, crispy and stuffed with a flavourful filling.

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News & Events

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Celebrating the Women of Chinatown this International Women’s Day

Meet Christine Yau and Ellen Chew, two of Chinatown London’s most inspirational women who’ve helped shape the area to the diverse destination it is today.

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Chinatown London welcomes not one, not two, but three new dessert shops

Get your confectionery kicks at Chinatown London’s drool-worthy new trio of dessert shops; TSJURI, Guo C 100 and RORO.

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The Golden Chopsticks Awards are coming!

Nominate your favourite Chinatown London restaurant for a Golden Chopsticks Award!

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Lifestyle & Culture

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When is a Chinese dish not a Chinese dish?

From General Tso’s Chicken to chop suey, find out how Chinese dishes were adapted to suit Western palates

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Faces of Chinatown: Viet Food’s Jeff Tan

Discover Jeff Tan’s story; one of Chinatown’s most prestigious chefs and the man behind Vietnamese hotspot, Viet Food.

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Chinatown London on screen and in song

Discover what films, TV shows and songs have featured Chinatown London.

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How to decorate your home for Chinese New Year

Get your home Chinese New Year ready with our guide on how to adorn it with traditional decorations including lanterns and paper cuttings.

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Fun things to do with your kids at the Chinese New Year 2018 celebrations

From side-splitting kids theatre to entertaining dressing-up, Chinese New Year in London presents endless fun activities for children.

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8 Things you need to know about Chinese New Year

From symbolic traditions to tasty celebratory dishes, discover the compelling history and practices of the incredible Chinese New Year celebrations.

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