Baozi Inn 人民公社 – Chinatown, London

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When I was rambling along London’s Chinatown for my first time years ago I noticed with great disappointment that all restaurants looked the same, commercial and touristic. Walking in the tiny Newport Street I was having a baozi when I saw this cozy red restaurant suggested by Michelin Guide. I got in and fell in love. It was the best Chinese food I had ever had until that moment in my life. Staff is totally unfriendly and the restaurant policy could basically be summed up as “cash only, eat fastly and leave immediately”, but I don’t care! I went back so many times and went with Uan too. Love the atmosphere of a cult experimental Chinese film, love the spicy Northen food. Not suitable for big groups.

 

倫敦中國城的餐廳看似商業化且大同小異,但Baozi Inn是目前我嘗試過最好吃的中菜餐廳,就在剛到倫敦的第一年,有次在Newport Street閒逛手裡還拿著包子的同時,馬上被這家充滿中國特色且被米其林指南介紹的餐廳所吸引,儘管店員服務不是非常友善,加上用店內規定只能使用現金交易,但我還是與Uan造訪多次,非常喜歡店內那充滿濃濃另類中式的氣氛,還有那好吃的北方麵點,因為店內座位有限,不建議多人前往用餐。

 

La prima volta che girovagavo per la Chinatown londinese anni fa notai con molto disappunto che tutti i ristoranti sembravano simili tra loro, commerciali e per turisti. Camminando per la piccola Newport street stavo mangiando un baozi e vidi questo accogliente ristorante tutto rosso suggerito dalla guida Michelin. Entrai e mi innamorai. Fu il cibo cinese migliore della mia vita fino a quel momento. Il personale è di una antipatia unica e la politica del ristorante si potrebbe semplicemente riassumere in “solo cash, mangia veloce e vattene immediatamente”, ma non importa! Ci sono tornata talmente tante volte, da sola e con Uan. Adoro l’atmosfera da film d’essai cinese e il cibo piccante del nord. Non adatto ai gruppi.

 

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26 Newport Ct, London WC2H 7JS

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