Introducing // Hao Hao Chi
You might recognise Hao Hao Chi from their regular spots at Oval farmer's market and West Norwood Feast. They got started trading South London markets and other London festivals and pop-ups. Now they're ready to move into their first permanent site, serving up handmade regional Chinese street food from one of the seven street food style kiosks on Levels 5 & 6.
Using the freshest ingredients, Hao Hao Chi literally means “very good eat” and is a popular phrase in China to express the joy of eating delicious food. We asked Lucy about their philosophy around food and she told us, “we draw our inspiration from our family recipes, as well as over five years of living and travelling across China. We are proud to prepare our food by hand, using real ingredients and using traditional methods where possible. We aim to serve tasty food that should make you smile!”
The trio spent five years living and travelling in China and discovered that Chinese cuisine was as fascinatingly diverse as the country itself (and absolutely delicious). After returning to the UK, they set up Hao Hao Chi with the aim of introducing regional Chinese food to the streets of London, steering away from the more common Cantonese cooking that is found in the UK.
Take it from us, the jia mo pockets are worth waiting for. And if you can’t wait until we open our doors, then check out their social media channels for when and where to find them.