Lo’s Noodle Factory
‘This shopfront of a factory makes rice noodle rolls (cheung fun) and flat rice noodles (ho fun). They also sell buns to steam at home.’ 6 Dansey Place, W1D 6EZ. Leicester Square.
‘New Malden is home of all things Korean. I go to stock up on rice cakes, kimchi, sauces and noodles. Seoul Plaza has an extensive range, and is only 20 minutes by train from Waterloo.’ 36 High St, KT3 4HE. New Malden rail.
‘Predominantly Vietnamese, this branch of a chain has a wide range of unusual herbs, plus Chinese, Japanese and Korean staples.’ 128-132 Walworth Rd, SE17 1JL. Elephant & Castle.
FLK Chinese Grocery
‘This little shop in Catford sells top-of-the-range Chinese products. The lady who runs it makes the place – she’s always eager to help out or just chat .’ 3 Station Buildings, Catford Rd, SE6 4QZ. Catford Bridge rail.
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