LUCKY HOUR 5-7PM COCKTAILS £5
What happens when you take something that imitated the West but was born in the East and then bring it back to the West to imitate the East?
We think you get something that’s perfect for multicultural London – a restaurant that’s genuinely inauthentic; playful and provocative; reimagined and redefined. East and West shaken up with a London twist to bring something fun and different to the capital’s diverse dining scene.
For those of you unfamiliar with the original post-war 1950s-1960s Hong Kong cha chaan tengs, these were bustling and fast paced café diners where Hong Kong's burgeoning lower middle-class could sample ‘western’ dishes – then considered enigmatic and mysterious. Menus, literally teeming with hundreds of items, were filled with quirky and often confused Chinese interpretations of Western dishes. A fusion of east and west, served up in an informal and frenzied environment.
Cha chaan tengs were all about comfort food as well as the place you would go to satisfy those in-between meal food cravings. When nothing else would do but a white crusty roll slathered with butter and garnished with condensed milk. Or a bowl of soup filled with instant noodles and fish balls. And no cha chaan teng meal was ever complete without its main attraction: the milky tea.
We hope you enjoy our unique cultural and culinary interpretation of these much-loved unique Hong Kong diners . We’re not pretending to be authentic, but we hope you find that our dishes, created from a curious and creative fusion of East and West, make for a deliciously unusual dining experience.
It’s true, we’re hustling a bit here…open your mind and tuck in.