Autumnal Eats in Chinatown London
Embrace the cooler weather this autumn and try these fantastically warm and comforting dishes in Chinatown.
As the autumn leaves start to turn from green to scarlet red, burnt orange and golden yellow, you know it’s time to bid a fond farewell to summer. Autumn is an auspicious time in China – it’s the time of the harvest and the Mid-Autumn Festival. Celebrate the new season’s arrival in Chinatown London with these five deliciously comforting dishes.
Penang Prawn Mee: C&R Café
Simple and understated, C&R café is a treasure-trove of authentic Malaysian home-style dishes. A modest and cosy cafeteria setting, nestled in the passageway of Newport Court. The to-die-for Penang Prawn Mee from C&R is a hot and spicy noodle soup with a rich and vibrant prawn flavour created from a ton of prawn shells cooking in the stock. This fiery shrimp broth also conceals a number of tasty delights such as shredded pork, boiled egg, beansprouts and seasonal vegetables.
C&R Café, 4 Rupert Ct, London W1D 6DZ
Hot Pot: Shu Xiangge
Gather round a large sizzling pot of hot broth at Shu Xiangge with your allocated six. Presented in the centre of each table, a cauldron simmers. Here customers can gather with their friends to cook their chosen ingredients – such as slice meats, fish, noodles and vegetables. Shu Xiangge offers a truly traditional hot pot experience, so if you’re up for it, it can get seriously spicy!
Shu Xiangge, 10 Gerrard Street, London
Pho Noodle Soup: Pho and Bun
There’s nothing quite as comforting as a hearty bowl of Pho Noodle Soup as the days get darker and colder. Fresh rice noodles are submerged in a flavoursome steaming broth, carrying rich flavours of beef and a combination of delicious spices. Choose from a variety of meat and seafood options for that added depth of flavour.
Pho and Bun, 76 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 6ND
Spicy Grilled Sea Bass in Chilli Oil: Jinli
Notorious for their signature spicy Grilled Sea Bass in Chilli Oil, JinLi is at the heart of London’s Chinese Sichuan food scene. The seriously impressive grilled Sea Bass dish incorporates a crispy, flaky centrepiece of fish coated in dry chilli, oils and peppercorns. This Sichuan show-stopper is up there on the heat scale, providing all the heat you need on a cold autumn evening.
JinLi, 4 Leicester St, London WC2H 7BL
Black Truffle Cheese Fondue: Heritage
This Modern Alpine inspired restaurant introduces the relaxed and authentic traditions of the alpine region to London. The Modern-European menu is as indulgent as they come, serving a mix of contemporary sharing plates, prime cuts of meat and high-quality seafood. Nestle down in this chic restaurant and indulge in a rich and comforting black truffle cheese fondue.
Heritage, 18 Rupert St, London W1D 6DF
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