When architect-turned-restaurateur Z He and her co-founders opened Pleasant Lady in London’s Soho neighborhood, there was a two-hour queue for several days. Once you try their jian bing, a popular Chinese street snack, you’ll understand why. It starts with a batter made from ten different grains and is stuffed with herb salad, your choice of meat (Z prefers the lamb), a sweet-and-savory radish pickle and more. Traditionally eaten at breakfast, jian bing satisfies at any hour of the day—and Z is proud to bring this taste of her Cantonese heritage to the bustling streets of London.
Location: Pleasant Lady (Price: £6)
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