It looks like my optimistic salad phase will be on hold for a little while.
For which I blame the freezing-cold wind and my recent discovery of Tang London in equal measure.
Located minutes away from Tottenham Court Road’s hustle and bustle, Tang London is the very definition of a hidden gem.
And not only because it is indeed rather tricky to find (it’s just before the massive, flashy VQ terrace, in case you get lost).
It has a cozy room, dotted with small tables and many a perching stool.
A passionate team of chefs.
And a short menu filled with dishes of the inventive, hearty, Asian-inspired kind that are perfect for those
weeks days when the weather goes from nice and sunny to pouring rain in the blink of an eye!
Signature, super-crispy fried chicken served with a side of fiery hot sauce for dipping.
Black & White aka. crispy home-made black soy bean tofu served with the most addictive white miso sauce.
Double dipping absolutely compulsory!
The noodle soup (‘tang’) selection is rather un-traditional but excellent all the same.
Chicken Tang – an excellent option if you’re feeling a bit under the weather (do swap the flat rice noodles for glass noodles though, as the former aren’t quite as good as we’d hoped)
Spicy Prawn Tang – fiery hot and a brilliant way to warm one’s cockles up!
Dig in & slurp to your heart’s content!
And if you can manage it, definitely get a few of the steamed buns on the side (we couldn’t quite, but the beef one looks amazing!).
Either way, make sure you finish with a scoop of Tang London’s signature sugarcane & shiso sorbet.
You might love it, you might hate it, but udon know until you try it!