Chinese Tapas House, London

For delicious street snacks costing less than $5, head to Little Newport Street, near Leicester Square station. At Chinese Tapas House (15 Little Newport St, WC2H 7JJ), a rough-and-ready hole-in-the-wall joint, jianbing, conventional breakfast crepes from Shandong Province, are cooked fresh in front of you. After the dough’s spread thin on the hot plate, an […]

Buddy Chicken, London

Buddy Chicken, Chinatown London. Buddy Chicken: You’ll struggle to discover a cheaper hot meal in main London. Courtesy Chinatown London/Good Friend Chicken. Next door at Good Friend Chicken (14 Little Newport St), for just ₤ 3.50 you can get a large paper bag of tender, delicious Taiwanese popcorn chicken, sprinkled with your choice of 7 […]

Bubble Wrap, London

Chinatown Bakery. For those for whom photographing one’s food is as important a part of the food digestion procedure as swallowing, there’s Bake and Bubble Wrap, at No. 9 and No. 24 Wardour Street. Bake’s most Instagrammable is their soft-serve matcha tea ice-cream served in a fish-shaped taiyaki waffle cone with a jaunty wafer. Bubble […]

The Shan State, London

Burmese. Myanmar food got here in Chinatown in 2017 with the opening of The Shan State, a chic spot at 100-102 Shaftesbury Avenue with common timber benches and lanterns hanging from the ceiling. For an authentic taste of Myanmar, attempt laphet, fermented tea leaf salad served with peanuts, dried prawn, garlic, and tomato.

Rasa Sayang, London

Malaysian. If you’re visiting around Lunar New Year, Rasa Sayang (5 Macclesfield St, W1D 6AY; 020 7734 1382) is the location to try yu sheng, a conventional brand-new year dish in Malaysia and Singapore– both in the restaurant or to remove. Family and friends gather to enjoy the huge mix of active ingredients– carrots, ginger, […]

Ichiban, London

Japanese. Whether you have a hankering for sushi, Japanese curry, newly baked cakes or ice-cream, Shibuya Soho has all of it (110 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 5EJ; 020 7439 8393). It’s likewise where you can try bingsu, a Korean shaved ice dessert with a range of garnishes, from mango to espresso. New opening Ichibuns (22 Wardour […]

Hot pot, London

Hot pot. At Shuang (64 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 6LU; 020 7734 5416)– a conveyor belt hot pot area– you make your very own dinner. It’s the Escape Room of dining experiences, with egg timers, tools, and diagrams to work out while you and your buddies turn color-coded plates of components and broth into your […]

Dim Sum, London

Dim Sum There are plenty of locations in Chinatown to indulge a passion for steaming hot baskets packed with bite-sized dumplings, buns, and rolls. Xiaolongbao, Shanghai-style soup dumplings, are the signature dim sum at Dumplings’ Legend (an offshoot of Taiwanese dim amount stalwart Leong’s Legend). Dumplings Legend serves nine ranges of these delicately twisted dough […]

Baozi Inn, London

Baozi Inn is a special mention! Baozi Inn (25 Newport Court WC2H 7JS; 020 7287 6877) trades in buns, noodles, and dumplings, while Chinatown’s latest opening, Shu Xiangge (10 Gerrard St, W1D 5PW; 07445366666) serves heart-warming, lip-numbing Sichuan hot pot, made with 12 various spices and from a selection of 80 ingredients.  


Sichuan Sichuan food is bold and intense, and the celebration environment at Jinli (4 Leicester St, WC2H 7BL; 020 7437 1528) is an appropriately lively accompaniment. Courtesy Photo: Fat_Heart Chinatown London’s newest opening, Shu Xiangge. The traditional Sichuan Hot Pot restaurant has opened its doors on Gerrard Street, welcoming Londoners to dive into their notoriously […]