Forget gilded dragons, book-length menus and stir-fries by numbers, Andrew Wong’s pared-back Pimlico Chinese is a singular affair offering elevated cuisine at everyday prices. Preserved duck egg with marinated tofu, chill and soy is typical, as is poached razor clam with sea cucumber, vinegar tapioca and wind-dried sausage. Enjoy at your leisure.
There’s a lot more to Chinese food in London than luminous-orange sweet ’n’ sour chicken and the old egg-fried. Whether you want to keep things authentic in Chinatown (still full or great discoveries), nip down to a treasured local or give your tastebuds something more adventurous to try, you’ll find brilliant suggestions on this curated list.
London’s Chinese-food scene stretches in many, many directions. There’s Cantonese dim sum, fiery Xinjiang hotpots, poshed-up teahouse staples, fragrant Sichuan dishes and classic Beijing duck, at restaurants ranging from high-end to the super-casual. Chopsticks at the ready!
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