Category Archives: Chinese

Gold Mine: feels like home…

Home, that is what Gold Mine can be described as.  Having lived away from home so many years, I have mostly lost my cravings for Singaporean foods.  And instead, I have cravings for a particular style of Cantonese that has … Continue reading

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Baozi Inn: the revolution continues

About 6 years ago, a little revolution in the Chinese food scene in London began with the opening of Bar Shu, introducing a new and fiery style of Sichuan cooking in a trendy setting to conquer the stranglehold on Chinese … Continue reading

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Zheng Zhong Lan Zhou La Mian Noodle Bar: Don’t judge a noodle bar by its terrible storefront

I love hand-pulled noodles (“la mian“).  I love their squidginess, and the hot sauces and tasty broths that accompany them.  I particularly love it when someone else makes them for me, having once tried in earnest and failed dismally (that … Continue reading

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Dumpling Legend: a twist on Dim Sum favourites

Sabby Mammy(an Irishman’s affectionate name for my mom) was in town recently and I had to find something that would pass her test.  Not easy.  If you have read about Tiger Moms, you will know it’s nearly impossible to win … Continue reading

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