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Floral Food and Drink Trail in Chinatown

Explore our floral food and drink trail in Chinatown. Take in the beauty of the floating Botanical Garden hanging over Chinatown and explore the world of edible flowers across East and SouthEast Asia.

Not only are flowers celebrated for their breathtaking beauty but also for the part they play in ESEA cooking. Many chefs cook with the different parts of flowers – from root to bloom – because of their inherent wealth of flavour and added nutritional and wellness benefits.

See our full list of floral dishes and where to find them in Chinatown London:

Restaurant Offerings (floral dishes):

Plum Valley 20 Gerrard St, London W1D 6JQ

Enjoy the beautiful and flavoursome Rose-shaped Seafood Dumplings from Plum Valley. Plum Valley is widely celebrated for their fantastic dim sum menu. You will also find not one but FOUR flower-inspired cocktails: Lavender Attraction, Carnival Fever, Plum Fantasy and Jasmine Delight.

Dumplings Legend 15-16 Gerrard St, London W1D 6JE

Dumplings at Dumplings Legend are a must, and now you can try their limited edition handmade selection of Orchid-shaped Dumplings, available in pumpkin orange (prawn and pork) + spinach green (vegetarian).

Shanghai Modern 12 Newport Pl, London WC2H 7PR

Shanghai Modern has developed a series of dishes, including stir-fried scallops with Lily Petals and Sweet Beans, salt and pepper fried Lotus Root and a delicately sweet Osmanthus Flower Jelly Pudding.

Viet Food 34-36 Wardour St, London W1D 6QT

Viet Food have launched a salty & sweet Edible Rose Buds Chicken, alongside a Blue Coral cocktail featuring Butterfly-Pea Flowers.

Floral Drinks:

Cuppacha has launched a Butterfly-Pea Flower Tea, made from the flowers of the Clitoria Ternatea plant.

Indulge in the national flower of Japan, the cherry blossom – otherwise known as Sakura, with Chatime’s Lychee Sakura Sencha. Taste the sweet, unique flavours of Lychee in their Lychee Sunrise Tea.

Visit Opium for floral-inspired cocktails, such as Cherry Blossom Wine (Spanish rum, brandy, cherry, hibiscus, spices, black tea, bitters, hone) and Heavenly Hibiscus (gin, hibiscus, honey, lychee, prosecco, salt), available in top-floor Academy Bar.

Floral Desserts:

Five Friends Desserts is offering a selection of traditional Cantonese floral desserts, including Roselle Flower Jelly; Lotus Seeds, Lily Bulbs and Red Bean Paste Soup; and Rose, Peach Resin, Sago & Jelly.

Yolkin has created a refreshing Chrysanthemum Tea Sorbet just in time for the summer.

Bubblewrap has put together a stunning Strawberry Blossom Combo, which features Viola Flowers.

Hefaure’s offerings include a Jasmine tea scented with floral jasmine buds, Jasmine green tea with cheese mousse, and a refreshing lychee mix fruit tea.

Bright and colourful is the limited edition blue Ramune ice cream from Taiyakiya.

Supermarket offerings:

Purchase an assortment of goodies from SeeWoo, such as Vita Chrysanthemum Tea, Cherry Blossom Mochi Roll and Roasted Sunflower Seeds.

Visit Korean supermarket Oseyo for a Cherry Blossom Sparkling Drink. 

Which dishes do you want to try? Make sure you follow @chinatownlondon on Instagram and tag us in your photos, using the hashtag #ChinatownBlooms.

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