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London is the best place for Asian food outside Asia

Bang Bang Oriental
Jamie Lau

London’s broad multiculturalism is one of our fair city’s defining traits. It’s something that stretches to its banging food scene, too – a fact evinced by some zippy new stats from travel site Lastminute.

Did you know – we bet you didn’t – that London is the absolute best place for Asian food outside Asia? Not NY, not San Fran: little old LONDON. We’ve got 2,070 Asian joints – that’s more than Bangkok, Hong Kong and Singapore (and no doubt helped by the recently opened, sprawling Bang Bang Oriental food hall up in exotic, er, Colindale). Zang!

What’s more, we’re also top for Brazilian food outside of Brazil (60 restaurants), Caribbean food outside the Caribbean (54 restaurants) and Portuguese food outside of Portugal (133 restaurants). Well done gluttons – we couldn’t have done it without you. 

Fancy some banging Asian fare? Then get to Bang Bang Oriental – here's our rundown of five things you must eat when you get there.



Alison C

Unfortunately for Asian food loving Londoners like me, there is no correlation between the number of Asian food outlets and the average quality. 

If I could ask the author (and the outlets) to make one little change to to their way of thinking, it would be to choose quality over quantity every time.