This post is backdated to summer when we suddenly felt like visiting London for the sales. And so we had an impromptu trip to London.
We arrived at London at about half past eight. We thought of having Chinese breakfast since we haven’t had them for ages. So we took the underground to Chinatown. A photo of the London Chinatown gate.
Most restaurants are not open this early. Far East is one of the minority restaurants which open early. When we were looking at the menu outside, the staff politely invited us in and so we decided to give it a try.
Unfortunately quite a lot of pastries were not ready as they were still in the process of preparing them. So we can only select from a limited number of choices. We had a red bean sesame ball (煎堆) for £1.50. It was nice and crispy on the outside but the red bean fillings were inadequate. Nevertheless, the taste was still good overall.
Priced at £1.50, the pineapple bun (菠萝包) aka bo lo pao was a little below average. Despite being served warm, the bun was bland without any sense of fragrance and the bread was too dense too our liking, a feeling that too much flour was added. Would definitely avoid this next time.
Service was average and the price was quite reasonable. However, we didn’t really enjoy the food. One good thing about this place is that they open for very long hour. The bakery opens from 9.15am to 7pm while the restaurant opens from 6pm to 5am daily.
13 Gerrard Street,
London W1D 5PS,