Though my passport might say French, my stomach always belonged to China. Having lived there for many years, it was time to put my palate and food experience into good use. So here are my top cheap Chinese restaurants in London.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN LONDON
Back in the days, Chinese cuisine had the occasional regional references with “Szechuan” or “Peking” in the UK, but not many knew what authentic flavours meant. Over the past two decades, there has been a revolution in Chinese food in Britain with more authentic tastes and recipes. If you want to understand the complicated story between Britain and Chinese food, click here to learn more!
So which London cheap Chinese restaurant have the best authentic food without burning a hole in your wallet?
TOP CHEAP CHINESE RESTAURANTS
1- Xi’An Impression (£)
2- Beijing Dumpling (£)
This is the place where most Chinese people would go to in search of a taste of home. Expect waiting in long queues while watching the XiaoLongBao making process behind a glass window.
Pork Xiao Long Bao
Beef with Ginger and Spring Onion
Try to make your own XiaoLongBao at home by following these instructions!
3- Duck Duck Goose (£)
The perfect place for a cantonese brunch, so be ready to inhale a table full of dim sums and make sure to ask for the right menu!
Shrimp Dumpling (Har Gau)
Rice Noodle Rolls (Cheung Fun)
4- Four Seasons (££)
Definitely not your usual Four Seasons, this food palace offers over 20 pages of possibilities: from roasted duck to hotpot, you’ll probably have to come back several times in order to try it all.
Roasted Beijing Duck
Barbecued Pork (Char Siu)
Check the link on how to make your own Char Siu Pork!
NOW IT’S YOUR TURN
So these are my favourite cheap Chinese restaurants to go to when I’m craving for good authentic food here in London!
What were your favourite? Any recommendations I should try?
And if you still haven’t done it, go check my previous article on the typical UK McDonald’s items!
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