Down in the south-west of London, in Wimbledon, you’ll find a beautiful indo-chinese restaurant called Dalchini. This is London’s pioneering restaurant that serves Hakka Chinese cuisine. To many people, this is the comfort food they miss back in India.
Hakka means 'Guest People' as this style of cooking was developed by Chinese settlers in India, marrying Oriental styles of cooking with Indian ingredients.
Dishes at Dalchini include Mahim Fish Koliwada, a spiced batter fried fish served with mint chutney, and Squid Pepper Salt, which is a light batter fried squid tossed with garlic, chillies and freshly crushed aromatic black pepper. There is so much more to sample on their incredibly-detailed menu. It’s a must-try if you’re in the area.