Min Jiang (Kensington): where you get the best duck in London

Min Jiang is one of those Chinese restaurants I’d take friends to impress (particularly those from Asia). Because in my opinion, it serves the best duck in town. I’d even go as far as saying theirs is better than the usual London favourites Gold Mine and Four Seasons (the latter…

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Royal China (Fulham): where you can have dim sum at night

The Royal China Group definitely holds the right to claim serving some of the most authentic Chinese food in town. I’ve visited four of their branches in London and I have to say they’ve always reminded me of proper Chinese restaurants in Asia, particularly Hong Kong, Philippines and Singapore. Royal China…

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Cha Cha Moon (Kingly Court): where you step into a Wong Kar-wai film

I’ve walked past Cha Cha Moon countless of times but have never given it a second glance, primarily because in a quad filled with food-trend beauties (ie Wright Bros, Shoryu, Pizza Pilgrims, and soon the much anticipated Dishoom) CCM seems like the older sister whose beauty had faded into the limelight. But she’s…

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Shanghai Blues: where dim sum got the blues

I was having one of those crazy post-holiday work weeks and needed a dose of my friend A. She knew I was missing Asia so she suggested we meet at Shanghai Blues. I hauled myself to Holborn daydreaming of delicious silken noodles, popiah and fresh, meat-packed pot stickers. I couldn’t wait.  I…

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Leong’s Legends: where you go beyond the xiao long bao

EDIT: 12 October 2013 – I am NEVER eating here again. Two of my friends and I went here for dinner. We were cramped in a small table of four with our bags (not so much) and a bouquet of flowers (as a birthday pressie). There was a spare table…

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