chinatown

Leong’s Legend, Chinatown, London

Leong’s Legend, Chinatown, London

The Leong’s Legend is that it’s actually a half decent Taiwanese option in Chinatown. I get a bit bewildered whenever I’m in Chinatown and tasked with choosing a restaurant. Everything looks so samely, and everything is so samely for the most part. Leong’s Legend (currently) […]

Shake Shack, Leicester Square, London

Shake Shack, Leicester Square, London

Cheese, cheese, everywhere. That’s the good part. Everything else about Shake Shack UK was disappointing for me. Originally starting out in Madison Square Park in a literal shack, the chain had exploded globally and eventually found it’s way to Leicester Square here in London. I’d always […]

Vietfood, Chinatown, London

Vietfood, Chinatown, London

Take a break from the crowds of Chinatown and get into Vietfood. Great value Vietnamese cuisine in an antique-styled setting. The owner formerly worked as the Chef de Cuisine at Hakkasan and earned a Michelin star. The experience here at Vietfood is much more laid […]

Misato, Chinatown, London

Misato, Chinatown, London

Dining at Misato brings me back to the days of being a student. But in the best possible way. It’s some sorcery that the restaurant is able to offer food as cheap as it is. In fact, Misato’s been around twenty five years now so […]

Joy King Lau, Chinatown, London

Joy King Lau, Chinatown, London

Chinatown is a plethora for Chinese cooking and despite the original flair of every storefront, it does start to feel a bit homogenous. It’s hard to know what’s good and what’s bad when it all starts to mould into the same. Joy King Lau has […]

Pho & Bun, Chinatown, London

Pho & Bun, Chinatown, London

Pho & Bun was one of my MealPal lunches for the week and I was really happy with this pork bao. But on the other hand, I thought it wasn’t enough for a meal, especially with no other side dish accompanying. The BBQ honey pork […]

Rasa Sayang, Chinatown, London

Rasa Sayang, Chinatown, London

There’s something undeniably comforting about a gigantic plate of noodles. For me, it reminds me of carefree childhoods and going out for a rare, fancy but economical family outing up in the city. I tried to relive some of that grandeur thorough checking out a […]

Kowloon, Chinatown

Kowloon, Chinatown

Hong Kong-style pork buns make for a perfectly holdable snack whilst navigating through the perilous crowds of the city. My first evening in London had much of this, though just one pork bun. The Kowloon bakery has a lot of offerings in the window and we […]

Four Seasons, Chinatown

Four Seasons, Chinatown

I was feeling weak from a drought of Chinese food, so headed into a random Chinese restaurant in Chinatown for a barbecue meat fix. That ended up being Four Seasons, though there are so many on the street that look alike. As it turns out, […]