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Chinese food at Westfield Shopping Centre & Pretzels

This weekend has been somewhat eventful. I have actually found a Chinese restaurant, which isn’t too expensive and that actually serves some great Chinese food. In fact, it’s inside Stratford’s Westfield Shopping Centre and they actually cook the food fresh – believe it or not. It’s made me rethink the whole idea of going to buffet restaurants, as the food just doesn’t stack up in terms of quality. I guess I expected too much out of those buffet restaurants in London’s Chinatown.

Lotus Leaf

Fresh Chinese Street Food

The restaurant is called “Lotus Leaf” and they actually cook all the food they make in front of you – similar to how it is in Taiwan and perhaps China, too. It was pretty cool seeing them make strands of dough, which eventually became my noodles! Unfortunately I didn’t take a picture of this, but you’ll be able to find videos on YouTube on how they make these noodles.

Lotus Leaf

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Chinese chicken and noodles

Fried Noodles & Chicken with Dumplings

Update: Fresh Noodles .gif by Lotus Leaf

Cooking fresh noodles .gif


The food was great and I definitely recommend this as the place to go in Stratford, if you want fresh Chinese food that is affordable (£8 per dish) and of high quality.

You’ll be able to find this restaurant on the 2nd floor of the Westfield Shopping Centre.

Pretzels to finish it off

My colleague/friend recommended that I try these special Cinnamon Pretzels that is also in Westfield Shopping Centre. I think this is also on the 2nd floor near the escalators.

Pretzel selfie

A selfie with my delicious Cinnamon Pretzel

Tasted just right. Why not give it a go?

Thanks for reading! Be sure to comment if you have any recommendations for Chinese restaurants anywhere in London. I’ll be more than happy to try it out and perhaps give it a review.

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