If you know me or follow my blog, you’ll know that one of my favourite past times is eating out and discovering new restaurants.
I’m incredibly lucky to live in London which is full of amazing restaurants serving a wide range of cuisines.
Restaurants have taken a huge hit this year with the pandemic and multiple lockdowns so when it’s safe to do so, these are my top picks for Asian food to visit next year!
1. THREE UNCLES (LIVERPOOL STREET)
Traditional Cantonese roast meats and lo mein noodles reminds me of living in Hong Kong so I essentially want to try everything!
Special shoutout to the Roast Duck, Crispy Pork Belly and Hainan Chicken with Rice and the Beef Briskest and Mooli Lo Mein.
(Source: Hot Dinners)
2. SMOKING GOAT (SHOREDITCH)
‘Cool, laid-back restaurant with quirky dishes & drinks inspired by Bangkok’s late-night canteens.’
The dishes look so interesting and unique that I basically want to try everything on here, especially the: Steamed Oyster, Agretti and Nahm Jim; Chili Fish Sauce Wings; Jungle Style Stir Fry of Chicken Livers and Peppers; Roast Bone Marrow and Aged Beef Nahm Dtok.
(Source: Time Out)
3. BARSHU (SOHO)
I love Sichuan food and my pal, Tina, recommends it too!
I’d love to try their Mouthwatering Sichuan Chicken, Cloud Ear Fungus with Coriander, House Marinated Pigs Trotters, Savoury Hot and Sour Soup Noodles and Traditional Sour and Hot Soup.
(Source: Time Out)
4. PLUM VALLEY (CHINATOWN)
I’ve seen some great photos of dim sum from this restaurant on Instagram so I hope it lives up to the hype.
(Source: Bread et Butter)
5. NUM NUM (SOUTHWARK)
Numnum claims to serve ‘modern Southern Chinese wok-based, noodle and roasted chicken dishes.’ Tina suggested this place as she’s heard great things about the bone marrow fried rice and I’m so on board.
(Source: About Time Magazine)
6. STICKS’N’SUSHI (COVENT GARDEN/ GREENWICH/ WIMBLEDON/ CANARY WHARF)
‘Sticks’n’Sushi is a Copenhagen-based restaurant and take-away chain specialising in sushi and yakitori sticks.’
(Source: Oxford Mail)
7. AKIRA RESTAURANT: JAPAN HOUSE (KENSINGTON)
‘Named after Chef Shimizu Akira, the restaurant presents a Japanese dining experience based on Akira’s ‘trinity of cooking’ principles – food, tableware and presentation.’
8. Café Kitsuné at Pantechnicon (BELGRAVIA)
‘The London branch of Café Kitsuné follows the success of spots in Tokyo, New York, Seoul, and Paris, all of which aim to recreate the feel of a traditional French patisserie-style café but with a slight Japanese twist.’
(Source: Square Meal)
9. KAMOME (BRIXTON)
‘We are an authentic Japanese restaurant, which specialises in Japanese katsu curry, donburi, rice bowls and sushi.’
10. TŌU (ARCADE FOOD THEATRE, TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD)
‘A first-of-its-kind katsu sando-driven concept taking London by storm with its famed Iberian Katsu Sando and challenging expectations on what can be put between two pieces of bread.’
(Source: Arcade London)
11. HOT STONE (ISLINGTON)
‘Pared-down Japanese joint serving sushi, sashimi & kobe beef grilled on tableside stones.’
Definitely on the pricier side but the food looks incredible!
(Source: @hotstonelondon Twitter)
I’d love to hear if you’ve tried any of these places or whether you’ll be trying any of these next year too!