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11 Best Lunch Options in Chinatown London

Chinatown London’s latest lunchtime offers to keep you full and happy, whether your feasting on the go, or with friends.

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The best dessert parlours in Chinatown

Did you know Chinatown London is home to an incredible array of dessert parlours that serve pretty-as-a-picture puds? Here, we reveal the best.

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Where to experience fine dining in Chinatown

Did you know Chinatown London has an ever-growing array of sophisticated eateries serving ultra-refined cuisine? Prepare to expand your culinary horizons and discover where to experience fine dining in Chinatown

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Drinks

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Drink your way around China with Opium’s new city-inspired cocktail menu

Head off on A Journey Through China at Opium’s Peony bar in Chinatown London and sip your way across ten of its cities, from Guangzhou to Guiyang.

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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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Recipes

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RECIPE: Ken Hom’s Dim Sum-Style Pork & Prawn Dumplings

Iconic chef, author and broadcaster, Ken Home OBE shares this must-cook recipe for his perfectly plump Pork & Prawn Dumplings.

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RECIPE: Ken Hom’s Sichuan Dumplings in Spicy Sauce

Prepare this recipe for piquant pork dumplings in a lively chili sauce at home, exclusively from superstar chef, author and broadcaster, Ken Home OBE.

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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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News & Events

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Street-style “dirty” ice cream arrives in Chinatown London

Dessert destination Chinatown London is about to get a new addition: welcome Mamasons,the best dirty ice cream in town.

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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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Lifestyle & Culture

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Most Instagrammable Spots in Chinatown London

Wondering where to take your blogger friends in Chinatown London? Here, we give you the top photo opportunity spots that are lesser known on or offline.

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INTERVIEW: A-Zhong, Plum Valley’s Head Dim Sum Chef

Meet the maverick behind some of Chinatown London’s most inventive, experimental dim sum; Plum Valley’s head dim sum chef, A-Zhong.

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24 Hours in Guangzhou

From devastatingly good dim sum to historic buildings and picturesque parks, our essential itinerary whisks you round all Guangzhou’s unmissable highlights.

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Festivals

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VIDEO: What is dim sum?

We took to Chinatown’s streets to quiz Londoners on their knowledge of all things dim sum.

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5 things you need to know about zongzi

In honour of the annual Dragon Boat Festival, we unwrap these divine little rice packages to bring you zongzi fun facts.

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Everything you need to know about the CCTV New Year’s Gala

The annual CCTV New Year’s Gala is the biggest global TV event of the year. Learn the history of this astonishing Chinese televisual event.

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