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Four Foodie Reasons to Visit Chinatown this Winter

Check out these four foodie Chinatown destinations that will blow the winter blues away in one tasty flourish.

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Other countries, Indonesian, Japanese, Malaysian, Western / international

The Curious Origins of Oxtail Soup (Sop Buntut)

Discover the Eastern mythology behind oxtail soup - one of China’s most beloved dishes - and what makes it such a nourishing, stick-to-your-ribs treat.

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Other countries, Indonesian

Bean supreme – Chinese dry-fried green beans

Discover what’s delicious about charred Chinese dry-fried green beans. You’ll never look at the little fellas in the same way again.

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Fried bean

Chinese, Sichuan


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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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伦敦中国城-The Light Lounge鸡尾酒

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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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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chinatown london-roast duck

Chinese, Cantonese

Fabulous fast food – Japanese-style rice with beef

Cook one of Japan’s most beloved, tasty fast-food dishes, Yoshinoya-style beef with rice.

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Other countries, Japanese

Say hello to China’s ultimate comfort food

Quick to make, colourful and damn tasty, what’s not to love about Chinese Tomato Egg Stir-fry?

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News & Events

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Chinatown welcomes Bao & Noodle’s Dongbei delights

Bao & Noodle bring beautiful buns and naughty noodles to Chinatown’s Lisle Street.

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chinatown london-Bao and Noodle exterior

Calling all Ramen fans! Yamagoya to launch six-month pop-up

Masters of ramen, Yamagoya land in London for a six-month residency above Shuang Shuang on Shaftesbury Avenue.

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And the award goes to…

Baiwei, Shuang Shuang, and The Palomar in London’s Chinatown have just been named as 3 of the top restaurants in London.

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Lifestyle & Culture

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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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chinatown london-chopsticks

The history of tea

Britain may love its tea, but few people realise that its origins lie not in the empire and India, but that it made a much longer journey here that started much earlier in China.

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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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So you think you know Chinese New Year… (Part 2)

Chinese New Year is more than just lanterns and dragon dances, but reaches out to a wide range of cuisines, nationalities and people.

Shuang Shuang, Good Friend & Pho & Bun tell us exactly what Chinese New Year means to them, and how you can authentically celebrate it in Chinatown.

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So you think you know Chinese New Year… (Part 1)

Red lanterns, dragon dances and everything splashed in red. This is what we typically imagine when we think of Chinese New Year. But what does it really mean to those who celebrate it across the world? We invited the veterans of Chinatown to tell us what the New Year means to them and their most cherished memories of the festival.

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