February 03, 2022
Happy Lunar New Year everyone! Let’s kick off this year (of the tiger) in the best way we know how – with unbeatable food from the best restaurants in the city. Multiple countries celebrate Lunar New Year, not just China, so what better excuse to sink your teeth into as much Taiwanese, South Korean and Chinese food as you can handle in London this next fortnight? Here’s where we will be heading, to feast to the celebrations in style.
As the epicentre of Asian cuisine in London – where better to start than Chinatown for celebrations?
Leong’s Legend has an extensive menu, with Soup Dumplings, Oyster Omelette, Beef Noodle Soup, Chilli Crab and delicious Taiwanese Pork Bao Buns (traditional in Taiwan, legendary everywhere). If you are looking to try Roasted Peking Duck – then take our word for it, Leong’s won’t disappoint.
Also in Chinatown – and serving a special Lunar New Year set menu until Feb 27, Bun House are offering guests a nine dish menu which includes a limited edition Tiger Bun. You need to pre-book this special menu, so get your confit duck croquettes in a row and plan ahead – it will be worth it.
Asian eatery in the heart of Soho. With menus designed for sharing, grab the gang and get stuck in. We tried the legendary Prawn In Toast and Daikon cake at Taste in November – and quite frankly we’ll be ordering them both again when we visit. We’ve heard through the grapevine that the poached chicken is a home favourite of chef Zijun Meng – so we’ll also be adding that to our plates asap.
Bring in the New Year with a staple of Chinese cuisine – dumplings. These bundles of deliciousness are associated with wealthiness, according to tradition. So eat your heart out, and your future self will thank you. We love that you can also watch your dumplings being made whilst you order your food – a cooking lesson and delicious food all in one sitting.
Another Taste favourite, serving traditional Korean food- Anju is open 7 days a week and their menu is not to be missed. We’ve got our eye on the pan roasted duck (Ori Jajang Myeon), and the chewy rice cakes (Palace Ddukbokgi).
One for the instagrammers and food-trend fans. We were overly excited to see the Exotic Tiger Paw BAO available from Kings Cross. It’s super cute, it celebrates Lunar New Year, and it will look great on your instagram feed. Not to mention we’ve heard it’s delicious.