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Food

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Seven pretty Asian desserts you must try in Chinatown London

As the temperature rises, keep your cool in Chinatown London this summer with one of these refreshing Asian desserts.

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Four spring Asian vegetables you must try

Spring has well and truly sprung, and with it, comes these seasonal Asian ingredients, from crunchy bamboo shoots to lively yellow chives.

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The boom of Bubblewrap

One of Chinatown London’s runaway success stories, Bubblewrap’s Hong Kong egg waffles have taken the Capital by storm. Here’s why.

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Drinks

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Cha-ching! Your guide to tea in Chinatown London

From fruity bubble tea and marvelous matcha to traditional tips, discover the best places to go for tea in Chinatown London.

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INSIDE: Opium Chinatown London

A true hidden gem of Chinatown London, Opium is a secret drinking den for discerning sippers that demand magical mixology and a seductive vibe.

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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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Recipes

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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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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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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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Celebrate National Dim Sum Week in Chinatown London

The inaugural National Dim Sum Week is coming! Discover how you can be part of this tasty East Asian food extravaganza in Chinatown London.

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Get a taste for Taiwanese tea at YiFang in Chinatown London

Cool. Fruity. Refreshing. And utterly addictive! YiFang’s authentic Taiwanese teas arrive in Chinatown London at their new Shaftesbury Avenue store.

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Discover Yolkin’s magnificent macaron ice cream sandwiches!

Soft, chewy, creamy, delicious – Yolkin’s macaron ice cream sandwiches are your new favourite summertime snack.

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Lifestyle & Culture

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Faces of Chinatown: Bubblewrap’s Sunny Wu

Meet Bubblewrap’s Sunny Wu. The woman who’s revolutionised a Chinese street food staple, creating a cult dessert in the process.

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Wellness in Chinatown: Tui Na massage

Discover the invigorating ancient Chinese practice of Tui Na massage and where to experience it in Chinatown London.

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Healthy Asian dishes and where to eat them in Chinatown

Clean eaters rejoice! These healthy Asian dishes in Chinatown London will nourish both your palette and wellbeing.

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Festivals

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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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