chinatown

Tokyo Diner, Chinatown, London

Tokyo Diner, Chinatown, London

It’s a bit of a shame that I discovered Chinatown’s Tokyo Diner so late. It’s humble, minimalistic style reeks of authenticity. I’d love to try more of what they have to offer. And to it’s credit, it carries all the successful hallmarks of an actual […]

Shibuya Soho, Chinatown, London

Shibuya Soho, Chinatown, London

It didn’t take me long to crave Japanese food again after returning from my November Japan trip! I spied Shibuya Soho on Shaftesbury Avenue one evening and thought it looked the perfect remedy for my withdrawal. Japanese in name, but not fully in effort, this […]

Pho & Bun, Chinatown, London

Pho & Bun, Chinatown, London

Earlier in the year I was doing MealPal and for someone in a place like Soho, this was amazing! You prepay for a lunch subscription-type service with lots of restaurants in the area participating. Lots of new food places to try and some discount lunching. […]

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 […]

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 […]