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Seven pretty Asian desserts you must try in Chinatown London

Summery sweet treats you just have to eat.           

Thanks to several new dessert spots on the block, Chinatown London has been transformed into a tempting dessert quarter, and is one of London’s best-kept secrets for tantalising creative puds. From macaron ice cream sandwiches to towering piles of shaved ice, these pretty Asian desserts will keep you cool this summer in Chinatown London.

 Macaron ice cream sandwich at Yolkin

One of the coolest (literally and metaphorically) Asian desserts to hit Chinatown, Yolkin’s inspired macaron ice cream sandwiches marry velvety ice cream in all manner of colours with the chewy crunch of a French macaron. Pick from East-West inspired flavours like Earl Grey tea or Vietnamese Coffee.

Yolkin, 24 Rupert Street, London, W1D 6DQ

Tayaki at Bake

 You’ll recognise these delights from the machine occupying Bake’s window, pressing out a never-ending supply to tayaki-mad customers. A fish-shaped waffle cone, stuffed to the gills with soft-serve matcha ice cream, tayaki are a Japanese sweet treat that’s just perfect for summer. Get yours to-go and lick before it drips!

Bake, 9 Wardour Street, London, W1D 6PF

 Bingsu at Shibuya Soho

 A vertiginous mound of iced-milk flakes, bingsu are as vast as they’re scrumptious. At Shibuya Soho your gargantuan bingsu will tower high from its bowl, topped with fruit, replete with rivers of sauce dribbling down the side. There’s refreshing flavours galore, from strawberry and peach to read bean and kinako.

Shibuya Soho, 110 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 5EJ

 Egg waffle cone at Bubblewrap

 If you’ve been paying attention to your Instagram feed, you’ll know Bublewrap’s scrumptious egg waffle wraps are one of the hottest desserts in town. Bobbly textured waffles that house a hearty dollop of creamy gelato, finished off with your favourite fruit and nut topping, they’re beyond irresistible.

Bubblewrap, 24 Wardour Street, London, W1D 6QJ

Shiratama Sundae at TSUJIRI

A multi-layered and multi-hued wonder, TSUJIRI’s Shiratama Sundae is pretty as a picture and tasty.. Go diving with your spoon and unearth an abundance of textures. Zingy matcha ice cream awaits at the bottom, followed by treacly red bean sauce and squidgy shiratama balls (mochi). It’s topped with a final whip of ice cream and sprinkle of roasted soy bean powder.

TSUJIRI, 47 Rupert Street, London, W1D 7PD

Imagawayaki at RORO

 Imagawayaki are Japanese wheel cakes, made from batter, housing rather tasty surprises inside. At RORO, theirs are served with a super-gooey liquid interior that bursts as you bite. Choose from molten matcha or chocolate custard or, for something less hot, pick red bean paste or taro filling.

RORO, 34 Newport Court, London, WC2H 7PQ

Durian sago ice cream float at Guo C 100

A pungent fruit with a Marmite-esque, love-it-or-hate-it taste, durian makes a bold statement in any dish it’s added to. At Hong Kong dessert emporium Guo C 100 they add it to sago for a uniquely distinct flavour. Picture a sweet, syrupy sago pudding, then add a scoop of aromatic durian ice cream into the mix and you’ll get a truly unforgettable dessert.

Guo C 100, 35 Newport Court, London, WC2H 7PQ

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