Eating my way around Taiwan
Chinese / Chinese Dumplings / Chinese Noodles / Taiwanese

Eating my way around Taiwan

A travelogue where I eat myself stupid while the locals gawp and stare I could bore myself to tears writing about Taiwan – the landscapes, the cities and the people are, respectively, awe-inspiring, terrifying and fascinatingly peculiar. Taiwan’s food culture is a complex, wonderful thing with cuisines from all over mainland China crowded together on … Continue reading

★★★☆☆ / Chinese / Chinese Dumplings / Chinese Noodles / Taiwanese

Leong’s Legends Continue review – second time lucky?

Soho’s Taiwanese stand-by – dependably reliable or depressingly staid? It’s quite interesting dining out in a group, if only to see what my dining companions will order when left to their own devices. During my recent revisitation of Leong’s Legends Continue, The Lensman, Templeton Peck and Happy Buddha displayed an alarming degree of groupthink – … Continue reading

★★★☆☆ / Chinese / Chinese Dumplings / Chinese Noodles

Harbour City review – Cheap and cheerful Dim Sum?

Fragrant food, tatty divine? There is no shortage of Dim Sum places in and around London’s Chinatown. Although haute cuisine purveyors Hakkasan and Yauatcha get all the plaudits, cheaper and more informal eateries deserve no less attention. The Euro Hedgie and I decided to try out Harbour City, which sits at the east end of … Continue reading

★★★☆☆ / Chinese Dumplings / Chinese Noodles / Taiwanese

Leong’s Legends Continues review – A small piece of Taiwan in London

For most people Chinese food means the familiar anglicised staples such as sweet and sour pork and chow mein. Saavier Londoners have moved on to more authentic, interesting and healthier dishes. The traditionally Cantonese-dominated restaurants have been making way for eateries serving food from the other regions of China – the country is almost double … Continue reading

★★☆☆☆ / Chinese / Chinese Dumplings / Chinese Noodles

New Culture Revolution review – Chinese food in Islington

Islington isn’t the first place in London you’d think to go to for Chinese food, but it’s home to a branch of New Culture Revolution, a small chain of restaurants focussing on dishes from northern China. Based on an initial recommendation from the Jolly Giant, I’ve been to the Islington branch several times now, but … Continue reading