Food and drink
You’ll find an extraordinary spread of international dishes on the menu but best stick to the Chinese stuff, which ranges from familiar prawn toasts and steamed buns to the likes of pig’s trotters with shredded jellyfish, and ducks’ tongues in sesame and chilli sauce. The barbecue meats and rice dishes have some fans but I go for the noodles – yakisoba, wok-fried beef ho fun, hawker soup noodles... there are well over 50 options; chewy udon with spicy aubergine, chicken and salted fish is my favourite. As in Hong Kong, you can order Ovaltine and Horlicks to drink, but that’s just kitsch appeal – what’s worth noting is the fresh juices and bubble teas are some of the best in Chinatown.
Beyond the takeaway area are two modern, clean, functional dining rooms for purposeful eating – you’re not meant to linger, but it’s still relaxing.
Variable in terms of friendliness but the food arrives quickly.
A few doors from Leicester Square tube.
It’s cheap for London: bubble teas are £3.50, main courses are all under £7.
- Backpackers / Students
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- First-time travellers
- No fuss