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Hot Pot Restaurant on Wardour Street

A fun and spicy time was had during a recent dinner at Hot Pot on Wardour Street. Continue reading

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Recipe: Quick and Easy Mapo Tofu

This recipe for the classic Sichuan tofu and meat recipe, mapo tofu, is not authentic – at all – but it is quick and easy. And very yummy. What’s especially nice about this basic recipe is that it uses minimal ingredients but packs a flavoursome and savoury wallop. Continue reading

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Win Lunch for Two at Hutong, The Shard

Not my comp but a tasty one indeed! So I thought I’d pass on the details about an especially yummy opportunity to win a free dim sum lunch for two at a restaurant I really love – Hutong at The … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Untitled

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Celebrate Chinese New Year at London’s Finest Chinese Restaurants (OneTravel)

Does celebrating the arrival of the Year of the Horse mean an excuse to eat like one? Here’s a list of six exceptional Chinese restaurants in London for doing up Chinese New Year in fine style. Read my complete post at the … Continue reading

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Best London Restaurants – 2013

To say I ate and drank well this year does not begin to describe how delectable 2013 was for me. Both in London and beyond, I had the pleasure of experiencing some of the best meals outside the home I’ve ever eaten. Here’s a list of the ten London restaurants I enjoyed visiting the most over the past 12 months along with a few extra honourable mentions. Keep an eye out for more posts over the coming days listings my favourite London cheap eats and pizza places, as well as the ten best restaurants I visited outside of London this year. Continue reading

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Delightful and Lofty Dining: The New Dim Sum Lunch Menu at Hutong, The Shard

The recently launched dim sum menu at Hutong proves an ideal opportunity for Sunday brunching. I very much enjoyed a chance to sample this upscale restaurant’s dim sum lunch menu a few weekend’s ago. Continue reading

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Drink in Knowing Style at London’s Hakkasan and Sake No Hana (OneTravel)

Beyond the fabulous settings and fantastic food, two of the Hakkasan Group’s best Asian fine dining restaurants in London will run a new series of cocktail and spirit masterclasses this summer. Read my complete post at the OneTravel blog.

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A Beguiling Ode to Great Britain at Alvin Leung’s Bo London (CDCLifestyle)

It’s been a little over a month now, yet I still find myself carrying on about how lovely my dining experience at Bo London was. I’ve enjoyed a fair number of fine meals since but, still, something about my time there lingers. Odds are my dinner will go down as the best meal of the year. And if not, well then, the rest of 2013 promises to be one of exquisite culinary delight. Continue reading

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The Maverick: Alvin Leung (Salt)

Salt is a newly launched trade publication for the hospitality industry with a focus on “innovation, creation and evolution of food.” For the inaugural issue I interviewed Hong Kong demon chef, Alvin Leung, about his own innovative style and his … Continue reading

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Bo London by Alvin Leung (Great British Chefs)

Yes of course, sex sells. We all know that. But what about the after effects of a completed romp? Surely, all that leftover stuff is best left unmentioned … and certainly not exalted as the inspiration of haute cuisine in some fancy schmancy Mayfair restaurant? Continue reading

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Four Great Restaurants for Celebrating Chinese New Year in London (CheapOair)

Whether you’re on a tight budget or have one that you’re hankering to blow in grand style, London is home to a range of Chinese restaurants for every wallet and taste. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Dragon

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What’s for Lunch? Noodle Oodle, Oxford Street (Londonist)

What’s for Lunch? Noodle Oodle, Oxford Street Londonist, September 20, 2011 at 11:30 am Not the most graciously eaten dish in Central London, but Noodle Oodle’s “Szechuan Dan Dan LaMien” (served with peanut, sesame and shredded chicken, £6) hits the spot … Continue reading

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Best of the Best: Chinatown, London (OneTravel)

Best of the Best: Chinatown, London OneTravel, Sep 09, 2011 Chinatown. Throw a wanton and you hit a restaurant. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to be a good restaurant. Fortunately, the area’s reputation for dining out has improved considerably in recent … Continue reading

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What’s for Lunch? Royal Dragon Restaurant and Karaoke, Chinatown (Londonist)

Dining out in Chinatown can be a hit or miss affair. We found Royal Dragon to be a gourmand hit. Continue reading

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Top 10 Chinatown Eats (Londonist)

Top 10 Chinatown Eats Londonist, February 5, 2011 at 13:48 pm With Year of the Rabbit celebrations coming up tomorrow in Chinatown, here’s our top ten list of favourite Chinatown treats (in no particular order except alphabetical). Have fun and eat … Continue reading

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New Restaurant Review: NOW (Londonist)

New Restaurant Review: NOW Londonist, Bringing street food to an upscale(ish) takeaway counter at Liverpool Street, NOW offers quick and easy (and rather inexpensive) food “inspired by the food stalls and street stands of Southern China”. Londonist commuted over for … Continue reading

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chinatown’s variety of chinese and asian cuisines (lastminute.com blog)

chinatown’s variety of chinese and asian cuisines lastminute.com blog, june 21, 2010 – 2:30 pm Chinatown: it’s not just about Chinese food. These days, this tiny and teeming neighbourhood in the heart of London is a fantastic foodie destination with … Continue reading

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World’s Best Chinese Restaurants are in Canada?

Working on reviewing some Chinese restaurants here in London (stay tuned for more on that) got me thinking about where the best Chinese cuisine in the world might be found. I assumed China would, of course, be the obvious winner. … Continue reading

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Chinese Afternoon Tea at Royal China Club (Londonist)

Chinese Afternoon Tea at Royal China Club Londonist, January 13, 2010 4:06 PM For those inured to the delights of London’s more usual afternoon teas, here’s a fresh, oriental take on this ever so British tradition. And for those seeking … Continue reading

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Dim Sum and Then Some at Royal China, Baker Street (Londonist)

Dim Sum and Then Some at Royal China, Baker Street  Londonist, April 30, 2009 10:06 AM One of the great things about dim sum is the noncommittal attitude the diner is allowed toward the food. Take a bite of something … Continue reading

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