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Where to Eat Desi-Chinese Food in London

1 month ago   |   By Eater London

Crispy, caramelised chilli paneer, hulking, charred sizzlers, sweet and spicy chicken lollipops - and more Desi-Chinese food (also known as Indo-Chinese or Hakka-Chinese) lies at a knotty intersection of authenticity, unique among Chinese diaspora cuisines. Not as canon as laksa or ramen, nor as derided as the neon gloop of the British and American Chinese takeaways, this 100 year old assimilation food challenges the ‘authentic'. Desi-Chinese is the style of food invented by Hakka immigrants in Kolkata, who incorporated the ingredients and aggressive spicing of Indian food into their own...
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