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Celebrate the #ArtofChinatown this Summer

The arrival of a new season is the time to embrace vibrancy and colour and this Summer, we’re celebrating Chinatown’s beauty, craft, and culture through the #ArtofChinatown. The art of Chinatown is brought to life through the beauty of its food and drink offerings and those who create it. Over the summer months, we’ll be highlighting hand-crafted drinks and dishes, showcasing the skill and craftsmanship of chefs in Chinatown as well as sharing our top picks for bold and vibrant delicacies that make up Chinatown’s colour palette.

Devour delicious, humble dumplings that have been hand crafted with care. These bite sized delights are a popular delicacy in Chinese culture with a number of variations including Jiaozi, Siu Mai and of course Xiao Long Bao (soup dumplings). Get your chopsticks and enjoy dim sum at Dumpling’s Legend, Orient, Shanghai Modern.

Kung Fu Noodle is the first live hand-pulled noodle concept within Chinatown London. Slurp on a menu of moreish noodle soups and noodle dishes from Gansu province in Northwest China. Watch masters at work, as they pull noodles in the open kitchen.

Bao buns, also known as steamed buns, are soft and fluffy dough stuffed with meat or vegetable fillings. Join the queue at the ever popular Bun House, where buns are hand made fresh daily and steamed front of house.

Summer rolls are fresh-tasting rice paper rolls; hand rolled with shellfish, light vermicelli noodles, carrots, cucumber and herbs. A perfect light bite to enjoy on a Summer’s day, order yours at Viet Food or Pho & Bun.

Four Season’s steamed whole sea bass with ginger and spring onion is beautifully presented. The fish sits in the centre of the dish with finely shredded ginger, spring onion and sliced red chilli delicately placed on top.

Savour succulent prawn ceviche at Speedboat Bar. Dressed with lime, green chilli and wasabi, this acidic yet sweet dish is simply stunning. The vibrant green sauce and garnish of mint leaves and chilli adds to the beauty of this dish.

If you’re looking for a pretty pudding, look no further. Well-known for their premium Franco-Japanese ‘mille crêpes’, Sakurado’s cakes are beautifully handmade with 30 mille crêpes carefully layered between velvety rich cream.

Watch in awe of mixologists at work at one of Chinatowns secret speakeasies and underground bars, that serve up some of London’s best cocktails.Why not step into 1920s Shanghai themed, Opium London for a menu of theatrical cocktails that are sure to impress.

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