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Recommended Chinese restaurants: London, UK

These Chinese restaurants in London are recommended for their authenticity and have been provided with a Chopstix™ window sticker to alert potential diners.

Long-simmered whole chicken

This is really a soup dish, but the chicken is served whole with the broth.

Fu-yung (lotus-white) chicken

This is a rather complicated but not too difficult recipe. What you need here is patience; the result is most satisfying and delicious.

Sliced chicken with ham and broccoli

This is a famous Cantonese dish which is both itself colourful and has a rather colourful name: 'golden flower and jade tree chicken'.

Chicken wings assembly

'Assembly' is a translation of the Chinese word hui, which refers to food re-cooked in gravy thickened with cornflour.

Diced chicken with sweet bean sauce

This is a Peking dish which is simple and easy to prepare.

Diced chicken and pork

This is a Peking dish. The pork must be the tenderest fillet (called tenderloin in the USA); when cooked, its colour turns to a pale white, almost the same as chicken breast, but with a subtle difference in taste and texture.

Hot chillis and diced chicken

Also known as 'Kung Bo' or 'Gong Bao' chicken, this is another famous Sichuan dish that has become popular throughout the world. It is reputed to have been one of Chairman Mao's favourites.

Diced chicken in hot bean sauce

We are now in Sichuan, famous for its richly flavoured and piquant dishes. The chilli bean paste called for in his recipe can be substituted by crushed yellow bean paste mixed with chilli sauce.