Bao Fitzrovia review – Taiwanese sequel tops Tottenham Court Road
★★★★★ / Chinese / Taiwanese

Bao Fitzrovia review – Taiwanese sequel tops Tottenham Court Road

The king is dead; long live the king Fitzrovia has always had more than its fair share of restaurants given the relatively small size of this neighbourhood, hemmed in by Bloomsbury, Soho and Marylebone. Even so, the area has bloomed in recent years with some top notch restaurants opening in Fitzrovia from the revamped Newman … Continue reading

Mr Bao review – New York, Taipei, Peckham
★★★☆☆ / Chinese / Taiwanese

Mr Bao review – New York, Taipei, Peckham

Peckham Taiwanese small bites We Londoners like to think that we’re very cosmopolitan, open to new things and experiences, but when it comes to food we tend to prefer our exoticism in small, easily relatable bites. Chinese food is a prime example. A wealth of eating opportunities abound from that continent-sized civilisation, but the two biggest … Continue reading

Bao London review – Taiwanese bun street stall settles down in Soho
★★★★★ / Chinese / Taiwanese

Bao London review – Taiwanese bun street stall settles down in Soho

The entire menu reviewed Bao is a street food stand that was one of the winners of my Taiwanese buns group test, outdoing flashier, more well known competition such as Flesh and Buns. While Bao still operates a stall at various markets, it now has a small Soho restaurant serving up an expanded menu serving more than … Continue reading

The best and worst Taiwanese buns in London – Flesh and Buns vs the rest reviewed
★★★★★ / ★★★★☆ / ★★★☆☆ / ★★☆☆☆ / Best and Worst group tests / Japanese / Korean / Taiwanese

The best and worst Taiwanese buns in London – Flesh and Buns vs the rest reviewed

Hirata buns or gua bao – by any other name they would be as sweet Updated 8/11/13 – removed incorrect information about the term ‘hirata buns’, added new background Updated 11/3/14 – fixed broken Table of Contents When a new dish or cuisine is introduced to the UK, it’s inevitably given an analogous description that’s … Continue reading

Shin Yeh review – eating chicken testicles and more
★★★☆☆ / Chinese / Taiwanese

Shin Yeh review – eating chicken testicles and more

This review of a Taiwan restaurant is a break from The Picky Glutton’s usual London-based coverage Chain restaurants have a poor reputation in the UK for limp, poor-quality food and soulless atmospheres. Most dedicated London restaurant lovers try to avoid chain outlets whenever possible, although there are a few that are worth seeking out. Different rules … Continue reading

Tu Hsiao Yueh review – smoked shark and goose in Taipei
★★☆☆☆ / Chinese / Chinese Dumplings / Chinese Noodles / Taiwanese

Tu Hsiao Yueh review – smoked shark and goose in Taipei

This review of a Taiwan restaurant is a break from The Picky Glutton’s usual London-based coverage Danzi noodles is a dish native to Taiwan and one of the supposedly best places to try it in Taipei is Tu Hsiao Yueh. This small restaurant is located on a small side street not far from the main … Continue reading

Taiwan New Paradise Banana review – a museum? A restaurant? It’s both!
★★☆☆☆ / Chinese / Taiwanese

Taiwan New Paradise Banana review – a museum? A restaurant? It’s both!

This review of a Taiwan restaurant is a break from The Picky Glutton’s usual London-based coverage Most Western tourists visiting Taiwan will probably never visit the city of Taichung in the western half of the island. Even if they do then it’s likely that they’ll be passing through on their way to one of Taiwan’s … Continue reading