New Chinese Oversea: To go or Not to go?

 For my last lunch in England, I took Cat to ChinaTown for some good old fashioned Chinese food. 

I’ve been to so many of the restaurants in ChinaTown I pretty much consider myself an expert! However I don’t think I’d ever been to New Chinese Oversea so this was an experience for both of us. 

For those of you who are like Cat and have never tried DimSum before, it’s basically mini plates of traditional Chinese finger food that’s super yummy!


As seen above, the prawn dumplings are steamed and presented in a wooden box which makes it incredibly authentic and healthy! Possibly my favourite type of DimSum that is available.


Also super healthy as it is steamed, this sweet bun together with the savoury pork filling makes for a delicious treat.

New Chinese Oversea has a great selection of food whether it’s DimSum you’re wanting or a set menu, we’d definitely recommend going there for the food.


Taste: 4/5 – really good, would have preferred the sweet buns to have been plain and if they hadn’t sold out I would have definitely got that.

Price (value): 3/5 (DimSum only) pretty good value. Tea was £3 but you do get an entire pot.

Ambience: 3/5 – a little cramped but the decor was nice.


Taste: 5/5 

Price (value): 5/5 (DimSum only) – definitely value for money, very affordable and delicious DimSum

Ambience: 4/5 – crowded, but enjoyable atmosphere. Small seating area with more room downstairs, expect the staff to be rushed and slightly blunt.


Pan de Vie: Matcha made in Heaven

Before Kim left for her new life in Malaysia, we went and explored London to discover somewhere to eat.

I’d heard of Pan de Vie thanks to @ladywhobrunches‘s instagram, so we wandered down the road that inspired Diagon Alley in Harry Potter to find Pan de Vie – a matcha dream.

Pan de Vie

Pictured: iced matcha lattes, matcha and white chocolate ganache tartlette (Left), matcha azuki mousse (right)

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