Gweilo Boy



In this country, most Chinese food is not Chinese food. If you had time to trawl the vast expanses of the world’s most populus country, you’d have a lot of time on your hands. You’d also soon realise the luminous, MSG laden stir frys, cooked up for unsuspecting Brits are far from far Eastern. Fortunately, you don’t have to because Gweilo Boy has done it for you.

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In this country, most Chinese food is not Chinese food. If you had time to trawl the vast expanses of the world’s most populus country, you’d have a lot of time on your hands. You’d also soon realise the luminous, MSG laden stir frys, cooked up for unsuspecting Brits are far from far Eastern. Fortunately, you don’t have to because Gweilo Boy has done it for you.

The Whole Hog

I’ve spent years searching out the definitive versions of the classics, as well as lesser known regional dishes. Along the way, I've experimented with some of the weirdest and most wonderful dishes the vast Chinese pantry has to offer - chicken penis dumpling anyone?

I’m taking over a secret location to bring authentic Chinese food from the heart of the orient to the heart of North London. The idea is to showcase dishes from some of the lesser known regions of china as well as refined versions of the classics.

A passionate home cook I have had the pleasure of hosting a great many dinners and brunches for friends and family now i want to test my skills by opening it out to the public.

I’ve spent a lifetime scouring the globe for exciting new tastes and sensations and always found new and exciting things in chinese food albeit somewhat mysterious. The char siu bao (steamed pork bun) for example one of my favorite snacks is sweet and savory all wrapped up in a fluffy cloud like ball of dough. The first time I ever tasted one I needed to know how this incredible savoury confection was possible. I searched long and hard eventually combing the back streets of kowloon searching for the ultimate char siu bao then tried to recreating it back in my kitchen. This though was only the tip of the iceberg. I asked myself how many other dishes are there out there waiting to be discovered? So I extended my search beyond this fantastic porky delight pouring over menus trying to find hidden gems and regional specialities.

Through this process I have identified and refined some interesting and lesser known regional dishes as well as the classics. I am nowhere near finished my journey but what I have found so far tastes damn good. In the beginnings of chinese cuisine in this country restaurateurs did not serve the food they ate, they tried to make dishes they thought would appeal to western tastes. I aim to reverse this and serve real chinese dishes that appeal to my palate and hopefully yours. Gweilo boy may not be chinese but he knows what tastes good.

 
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