Local Xinjiang and Sichuan style dishes in a simple restaurant in Camberwell, well known for hand-pulled noodles. I’ve been coming to Silk Road for over 10 years and it’s still my favourite spot in London. Hot, no frills food that tastes like home-cooking and the dumplings remind me of the kind i used to eat for lunch as a student in Beijing. I also like that you can have a feast with a group of friends and spend less than £20 a head. The food comes out instantly and is piping hot, you’re usually in and out in less than an hour too. There aren’t many other places that do this kind of comforting, simple cooking so well with no gimmicks. The taste of black vinegar, cumin and chilli is what I taste when I think of Silk Road. Their cabbage dish has to be one of the greatest cabbage dishes of all time.