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Top 5 Taiwanese dishes in Chinatown London

From oyster omelette to char shiu pork, here’s four tasty Taiwanese dishes for you to try now in Chinatown.

 

From bubble tea to bouncy bao buns, Taiwanese cuisine is sure having a moment right now. The island is home to a unique foodie culture that fuses both Japanese and Chinese influences so it’s no wonder we’re all hungry of a piece of it. When in Chinatown London, here are five of the best Taiwanese dishes to get you fix.

XU –  Char Shiu Iberico Pork

XU –  Char Shiu Iberico Pork

In the short space of time it’s been open, XU has been on everybody’s lips. Giving Chinatown a serious injection of swish, the elegant, vintage-style Taiwanese eatery serves up seriously refined plates. One of XU’s finest is their Char Shiu Iberico Pork – a salty, sweet n’ smoky barbecued pork collar, perched atop a bed of leeks and sesame. Melt in the mouth deliciousness.

Good Friend – Taiwanese Fried Chicken

Good Friend – Taiwanese Fried Chicken

 The one-stop shop for tasty chicken, Taiwanese style, is Good Friend on Little Newport Street. Specialising in street-food style, guilty-pleasure grub, the fast-food joint delivers the best chicken in town. Opt for their chicken breast, flattened out to the size of your face and coasted in a crispy golden crumb, flavoured with an aromatic powder of your choice.

Old Tree Daiwan Bee – Taiwanese Beef Noodles in Soup

Old Tree Daiwan Bee – Taiwanese Beef Noodles in Soup

This cool-but-casual joint has been serving up Taiwanese street-food since 2013. For a taste of authentic Taipei try their Taiwanese Beef Noodles in Soup – a clear meaty broth topped with zingy pickled greens. It’s one of Taiwan’s most popular dishes.

Leong’s Legend – Oyster Omelette

Leong’s Legend – Oyster Omelette

Probably Taiwan’s signature snack, you can find oyster omelettes all over its famous night markets. Simple but tasty, the savoury egg omelette is folded and filled with tiny oysters and drizzled with oyster sauce. For some of the best oyster omelettes in Chinatown, head to Leong’s Legend.

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