Dumpling lovers, rejoice.
Ahead of National Dumpling Day, which takes place on Thursday 26 September, Chinatown has announced that 10 restaurants in the area will be giving away 2,000 soft, squishy treats to celebrate the occasion.
If youve only ever tried the classics – chicken, prawn, veg – then prepare yourself.
This dumpling feast will feature both sweet and savoury delights inspired by dishes from various Asian countries, such as Shanghainese xiao long bao to Cantonese sui mai, and Korean mandu to Japanese gyoza.
Each restaurant will offer one special dumpling for the day.
For instance, you can hop into Bun House to try a traditional custard bun, visit Yolkin for a dumpling-shaped macaron or swing by Dumplings Legend for a truffle pork xiao long bao.
If you prefer your dumplings deep-fried, look no further than Orient London, with its prawn dumplings.
The full list of the restaurants taking part and the dumplings on offer
Dumplings Legend: Truffle pork xiao long bao
Leongs Legend: Spicy won ton
Rasa Sayang: Homemade fried chicken won ton
Orient London: Deep-fried prawn dumplings
Bun House: Traditional custard buns
Shanghai Modern: Pan-fried beef dumplings and pan-fried vegetable dumplings
Ichibuns: Mushroom and jicama Gyoza
New China: Grilled pork jiaozi
Olle: Korean beef mandu
Yolkin: Dumpling-shaped macarons filled with black sesame ganache
So, how do you score yourself a free dumpling?
Head down to Chinatown, near Leicester Square, on the day and visit any of the restaurants from noon onwards to nab yourself a taste of the Asian dish on offer.
Join the queue at a restaurant, eat your dumpling and on to the next one.
Be warned: the dishes are moreish (we have a feeling youll go back for seconds).Read More – Source