Restaurant: BANG BANG Oriental Food Hall

The Bang Bang Oriental Food hall is the newest and largest Asian food court in London. Located in Colindale, an hour via bus across London from where I, Jessica live, James, my father, my two sisters and I trekked to what now could be a rival of Chinatown.

I have been here once before with my family, but without James a few weeks prior to this trip and with so much to offer, I simply knew we had to come back and with the opportunity of James’ Easter stay, it was a given that we were back on that bus for a well-worth journey for some delicious (but not as good as grandma makes it) Asian food.

Spicy chicken ramen – £9.25

“Asian food: some familiar, some new and exciting. A huge selection of menus from Mumbai to Tokyo and all under one roof: 27 different restaurants, many preparing and cooking their dishes on site. You are literally spoilt for choice.”

On my previous visit, I was craving some serious ramen and there I found ‘Rain Samurai Ryu’, and I was not disappointed. That came highly recommended and a safer option for James to go for on his first trip here. So that is what we got and I’m sure he can agree that the spice, hot soup and hearty chicken complimented the halved boiled eggs.

For me, I knew I had to try something completely different – which lead me to ‘Makatcha’ which is from the beautiful country of Malaysia. I had not had Malaysian food before, but the photos looked delicious and something meaty was on the agenda, and spice too, so spicy is what I got!

Although you cannot see it in the photo properly, but there was much more meat than it seems and was definitely worth the money – it was so filling and full of flavour, much more than just the spice.

The prices at BANG BANG are reasonable as it’s pretty much the same as you’d find in regular restaurants. However, that makes it dangerous as it’s an open food court, you’d be tempted to buy more than one dish and from different places and across cuisines. We’ll definitely be returning to try something different.

And to end every meal, we had to get dessert, no mater how full we were. This time, I went back to my roots and headed over to the Filipino stall – if you are like me and know that it’s hard to go out and eat your own culture food because you just know, no one makes it like your grandma does and it could never compare.

This very cold dessert (wasn’t really a good idea considering it was raining outside) ‘Halo Halo’ is something I do not have often and I wanted to make the most of it. Personally for me, you have to be in the mood for it and there’s so much to explain about what’s inside – you’ll just have to try it for yourself!

Have you been to BANG BANG before? What’s your favourite Asian cuisine?

Let us know in the comments below.


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  1. Hello Bexa
    April 26, 2018 / 4:07 pm

    I love Asian food so this would be the perfect place for me to visit! Yum! The chicken ramen looks delicious, I could eat that right now! 😍 I’m intrigued what’s inside the dessert now, I’ll have to give it a try someday! Great post! xxBexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • Food and Baker
      May 17, 2018 / 5:33 pm

      Yes! You have to go here for sure, you'd absolutely love this place!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  2. Sophie Wentworth
    April 26, 2018 / 4:14 pm

    That looks delicious! I quite like Asian food but usually find it a little hit and miss depending where it comes from. I'll have to try this place someday. You're right though, restaurant pricing at an open food court is dangerous! x Sophiewww.glowsteady.co.uk

    • Food and Baker
      May 17, 2018 / 5:35 pm

      I agree, it could defo be a easy hit or miss situation! But here, there are so many options that you'd love to try them all!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  3. Jasmin N
    April 26, 2018 / 4:21 pm

    Oh my goodness everything looks so tasty! I’m not into Asian food like my husband is. He would definitely love something like this.Damn that first picture, I just ate and I’m already hungry haha!lots of love, Jasmin // littlethingswithjassy.com

    • Food and Baker
      May 17, 2018 / 5:36 pm

      You'll have to take a trip down to London then and treat him to all these Asian foods!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  4. Hels
    April 26, 2018 / 4:24 pm

    Oh now I want to have Asian food for dinner! I love trying all the different cuisines when I was traveling in Asia, I think Thai and Malaysian are my favourite! What delicious-looking meals you had, I'll definitely be checking out BANG BANG!Hels xxwww.thehelsproject.com

    • Food and Baker
      May 17, 2018 / 5:36 pm

      We would love to travel Asian and try all their cuisines first hand, but for now – Bang bang would have to do!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  5. Manon
    April 26, 2018 / 4:32 pm

    All of this looks delicious! I would love to try this myself next time I'm in London.

    • Food and Baker
      May 17, 2018 / 5:37 pm

      Yes you must and let us know what you think of it!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  6. Melanie Fraser
    April 26, 2018 / 4:52 pm

    This all looks mouth-wateringly delicious 😍 I wish we had a wider range of restaurants where we live as I’m always seeing amazing foods online and they are always so far away! Great post though thanks for sharing 😃Melanie | http://www.frasersfunhouse.com

    • Food and Baker
      May 17, 2018 / 5:38 pm

      That all means you have to plan many trips here and ASAP!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  7. Sophie Hearts
    April 26, 2018 / 5:41 pm

    Oh my goodness how have I never heard of this!? I'm such a foodie and love trying food from other places so this sounds right up my street! That waffle looks incredible too- https://sophiehearts.net x

    • Food and Baker
      May 17, 2018 / 5:39 pm

      I know, I wish I knew of this place even sooner – we'll be back here time and time again!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  8. Eena
    April 27, 2018 / 12:08 am

    I have never heard of the Bang Bang Oriental Food Hall but it sounds like such a delicious event. Being Filipino, I'm seriously craving for halo-halo right now but let me tell you, halo-halo in the Philippines does not compare to the ones abroad!! Glad you had a good time :)☼ cabin twenty-four

    • Food and Baker
      May 17, 2018 / 5:40 pm

      It's not an event and I'm glad it'll always be there! Woo! And that's very true, it does not compare, maybe that's why I don't always like it – needs to go back to the original!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  9. abbeylouisarose
    April 29, 2018 / 11:46 am

    Every time I read your blog, my list of places to eat in London grows ever longer! I've never heard of this Oriental Food Hall before but it looks like they have some seriously good stuff on offer! A Halo Halo dessert looks absolutely intriguing, I'm not surprised that you found space for it despite feeling slightly full! The bubble waffle in your header photo looks so tasty as well, I still can't believe that despite how trendy these are, I still haven't had one!Abbey xxhttp://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • Food and Baker
      May 17, 2018 / 5:42 pm

      This is the place you need to visit then, kill two birds with one stone – it simply has it all! All the Asian goodies you could ever imagine!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

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