The easiest dumpling fix in Chinatown is at Jen Cafe, where a plate of seven Beijing-style dumplings with minced pork is only £5 a pop. The restaurant’s very basic but the dumplings are nicely-made and filled generously. Hit it when you need a quick snack, and don’t forget the chilli oil.
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The Red Duck
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