Looking for a dessert spot after a delicious meal in London’s Chinatown? You’e come to the right place! While better known for its dim sum, hot pot and various restaurants, London's Chinatown has a lot to offer in the dessert department, and is a paradise for any sweet tooth. Chinatown is a breadbasket of delectable sweets and treats, and a melting pot of asian culture right in the heart of London. With all the available treats, it's bound to be overwhelming. So we're here to give the breakdown.
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Waffles and Ice Cream a good combo! Who would have thought. Although the Belgians may have perfected the waffle, the shops in Chinatown have elevated the pastry to the next level. Straying away from the classic lattice pattern, Bubble Wrap, as the name suggests, opt for circular air pockets to give the snack a unique and fresh texture. However, ingenuity does not stop there. The waffle is then rolled and serves as the cone to your favorite ice cream flavor. Finished off with all the toppings in the world, the final product is a delectable treat worthy of your instagram story and a diabetes test.
As you walk through Chinatown, keep your eyes peeled towards the shop windows. If you're lucky you just might see a pastry machine, or better yet a baker making Taiyaki. Taiyaki is a quintessential Japanese street food, which can be easily identified by its fish shape. These pastries are delicious and house various sweet fillings, such as sweet red bean paste, custard, and Nutella. Of course, like most desserts on this list, you can always add more sugar and get more crazy, using these fish pastries as ice cream cones.
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Looking for something refreshing? What about something sweet with potatoes? What about both! Try Meet Fresh, the Taiwanese Dessertery that can whip up an icy dish worthy of any hot summer day. Their catalog includes massive towers of shaved ice, squishy tofu puddings, and all the taro and jelly you could dream of. If that’s not enough for you, they also have extravagant boba offerings, with the choice of all the toppings in the world. So start jamming and yamming your way over to Meet Fresh.