Top Twelve Dishes at Bang Bang Oriental

Chinese dumplings, from Xi Home restaurant in Bang Bang Oriental Food Court, Colindale, North West London

Bang Bang Oriental is a shiny, bold South East Asian food court in Colindale, North West London a successor to Oriental City, which closed down almost a decade before. With over 20 vendors to choose from, it can be hard to make a choice so we’re here to help with our top twelve dishes, and more. ... Read more »

Cocktails & Small Plates at Viet Lounge, in London’s China Town

Viet Lounge in London's China Town, offers excellent cocktails and small plate Vietnamese dishes in a second floor bar above restaurant Viet Food.

Viet Lounge is the new offering from Jeff Tan’s Viet Food, a modern Vietnamese restaurant in China Town. Located on the top floor, above the two-storey restaurant, Viet Lounge offers delicious cocktails and small plate Vietnamese food in a bar setting.   The decor is dominated by beautiful Art Deco stained glass windows, throwing colourful ... Read more »

Salvation In Noodles | Sinful Vietnamese Noodle Shack in Dalston, London

Bun Nem Nuong, a Vietnamese salad of cold noodles, salad and hot pork patties

This little Vietnamese noodle restaurant has been serving simple, tasty Vietnamese noodle dishes to Dalston residents (and anyone willing to travel) for nearly three years; indeed in the time it’s taken me to finally make my way there, founder Colin Tu has launched another Vietnamese restaurant, MAM, in Nottinghill and a second branch of Salvation ... Read more »

Bang Bang Oriental | A Phoenix From The Ashes of Colindale’s Oriental City

This is a really happy day. I’m so thrilled that I’m actually sitting here grinning like a loon as I write this, having just this second got home from Bang Bang Oriental. It opened this weekend and I was there like a shot. Bang Bang Oriental, you see, is the replacement for Oriental City which ... Read more »

Pan Asian at Chi Kitchen Oxford Street

Yes, this is the second Pan Asian restaurant in less than a month, following my visit to Too Too Moo Whetstone at the beginning of the year. Chi Kitchen is located inside Debenhams’ flagship Oxford Street store, though it does have its own external entrance on the corner of Henrietta Place and Marylebone Lane. If ... Read more »

Pan Asian at TooTooMoo Whetstone | Neighbourhood Dining

I’m not always complimentary about restaurants that offer more than one cuisine, most typically an array of Pan Asian dishes covering countries across East Asia. Too many of them do none of the dishes justice and the result is disappointment all round. But when a North London restaurant chain invited me to visit the newly ... Read more »