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Food

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Three adventurous Chinese delicacies you must try in Chinatown London

From chicken feet to duck tongue, don’t be scared, take the culinary plunge and try these daredevil dishes next time you’re in Chinatown London.

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Delicious pre-theatre menus to try this West End Live

If you’re heading to West End Live this summer, swing by Chinatown London to refuel with one of these tempting pre-theatre menus.

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Six delicious dim sum dishes you must try in Chinatown London

Steamed barbecue pork buns, tender chicken claws and slurp-able soup dumplings. Join us as we go on a culinary tour around Chinatown London’s best places for dim sum.

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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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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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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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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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Learn how to play Mahjong

Fiendishly complex but fantastically fun, we give you the low-down on Mahjong, the classic Chinese board game.

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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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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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