by Peiran Gong & Tongtong Ren
Initially we just wanted to cook some Chinese food that we really loved for our friends in London, which started from dinner parties in our warehouse studio in Bow. And gladly that’s what we’re still doing now, for more people. Growing up in China and have all the food tattooed in our memory till our early twenties and moved to here, we just want to cook the food we crave but could not find anywhere here. We are fussy eaters, so we use fresh produces and good ingredients.
For us cook with full respect to Chinese cooking methods, which truly respects the nature, is the best way to share our food culture. And that’s what we think of being authentic- it’s always the word only comes in when justifying the approaches and motivation.
To be able to cook all the food we had in our childhood, there’s still too much to learn- for thousands of years, Chinese people have dedicated to food and it’s a massive system relating universe, agriculture and food for human, full of wisdom. And it’s a shame for it not to be understood, celebrated and appreciated. All the oily, msg, sweet& sour concept that relate to Chinese food well known across the world are not about the food we are eating in our daily life in China. We are more than happy to introduce and share the delicious and tasty food we love with as many people as possible.